PM ‘no excuses’ for failing workers now Brexit deal struck

    There can be no more excuses for inaction on issues such as working conditions and putting workers’ voices at the heart of industrial strategy, the GMB union has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 January 2021

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    Responding to a risky world

    2020 has started with some big risks high up in the news. From fires in Australia as a harbinger of the climate’s power, to violence in the Middle East and, closer to home, the risks involved in leaving the EU, it is these large risks that tend to dominate our attention.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 14 February 2020

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    General election: what will the parties do for health and safety?

    On the 12 December this week, millions of people around the country will vote in the general election.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 December 2019

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    Living with the unpredictable

    Looking back to this time last year, my review of 2018 focused on Brexit, economic anxiety from the high street to high profile bankruptcies, changing risks and a welcome upsurge of discussion about mental health in the workplace.

    By Mike Robinson on 27 November 2019

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    General election candidates told ‘do not canvass alone’ by police

    General election candidates have been issued today with police guidance on keeping safe on the campaign trail, and how to respond if they experience abuse or intimidation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 November 2019

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    New Brexit proposals "risk race to bottom” on workers' rights

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a deal with the EU, but his opponents said there was little in it to give us any confidence workers’ rights will be safeguarded after Brexit.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 October 2019


    IPPR reveals the workers’ rights most at risk from a no-deal Brexit

    A report by a leading think tank has warned No Deal Brexit would give government “considerable scope” to deregulate and weaken rights subtly over time, even if on day one protections would remain in place.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 October 2019


    EU-OSHA celebrates 25 years with live streaming panel event

    Today, audiences will be invited to tune in to a unique panel event held by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) for its 25th anniversary in Bilbao.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 June 2019

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    These are times for more protections, not less

    It’s difficult to say right now how Brexit will affect any sector; we do not know the shape of Brexit, we do not know if it will be deal, or no deal.

    By Katherine Dearden speaks on behalf of the British Occupational Hygiene Society on Brexit on 13 February 2019

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    Ensuring consistent standards after Brexit

    For over a century, British Standards Institution (BSI) has championed the values of transparency, collaboration and trust across borders through the adoption of best practice.

    By British Standards Institution on 15 February 2019