Tag Archives: TUC

Protecting mental health in the workplace – TUC webinar

With the TUC’s Anna Kalsi alongside Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist at the Health and Safety Executive, discussing what employers should be doing to prevent work-related stress and to protect the mental wellbeing of their employees. Details here. You can register … Continue reading

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TUC Digital Lab – ‘Adapting to the new normal for trade unions’ includes Bectu case study

The TUC is circulating a new report that they have drafted outlining how unions are “adapting to the new normal for trade unions” “The last 18 months have been a time of drastic change. Along with the rest of society, … Continue reading

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New duty to curb sexual harassment

The TUC is reporting that the government have committed to introduce a new duty on employers to protect all their staff from sexual harassment at work, and to protect workers harassed by clients or customers as well as colleagues As … Continue reading

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TUC webinar on safe working restrictions

The TUC are encouraging people to sign up for their national webinar on the 28th July, which is focused on organising to keep work safe as restrictions end. The government has said social distancing and face coverings are no longer … Continue reading

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TUC insecure work report

The TUC have published a special edition of their Jobs and Recovery monitor,and this time it’s focussed on Insecure Work [PDF]. From the exec summary… The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the reality of insecure work in the UK. Care workers, … Continue reading

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TUC calls for furlough to be extended to match lockdown extensions

Frances O’Grady: “Government must delay asking businesses to make contributions to the furlough scheme in July and extend the scheme as long as needed.”

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TUC Workplace Manual (new edition) published.

Details here.

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TUC report on labour market enforcement

A May 2021 TUC report into non-compliance with labour market regulations is available here. Here’s the takeaway: “To put it bluntly, our labour market enforcement system is under-resourced. There are not enough labour market inspectors to investigate and enforce breaches … Continue reading

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Conservatives getting the credit from the public for the pandemic response

Ipsos Mori’s broad range of current polling will make happy reading for UK Conservatives on all kinds of levels, though they are out of step with public opinion on the delay to the Covid inquiry. The headlines:

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Covid deaths at work – comprehensive TUC round-up

It is likely that the official figures – 216 occupational Covid deaths worthy of investigation – is falling well short of the true number of fatalities following work-related Covid transmission. Here.

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Ending sexual harassment at work

Probably a bit short-notice now but Deeba Syed, sexual harassment lawyer and Nikki Pound, TUC Women’s Officer will be hosting a webinar explaining how union reps can help prevent sexual harassment at work on Wednesday 12th May (2pm – 3pm).

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