LRD Booklets February 2008

Safety, health and equality - a guide for union reps

Introduction (566 words)

The decades since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations came into force in 1978 have witnessed seismic changes in the UK labour market, ...

1. Gender, safety and health (4681 words)

Although there are almost as many women as men in work in the UK, the labour market is still heavily segregated on gender lines. ...

2. Black and minority ethnic workers (1705 words)

According to census data provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), out of a total working population of over 26 million in the ...

3. Disability, safety and health (1584 words)

Union negotiators, reps and officials need to be aware of the extent to which employers may discriminate against disabled workers on alleged health and ...

4. The health and safety of other vulnerable workers (4646 words)

Many other groups of workers are particularly vulnerable at work, and liable to have their rights abused and flouted — on health and safety ...

Further information (327 words)

Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF; tel: 020 7928 3649; web: www.lrd.org.uk. LRD provides an enquiry service for affiliates and the ...