LRD Booklets April 2012

Safety, health and equality at work - a practical guide for trade unionists

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Introduction (522 words)

The decades since the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations came into force in 1978 have witnessed seismic changes in the UK ...
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1. Equalities and health and safety legislation — a brief overview (1,540 words)

The Equality Act 2010 came into effect in October 2010 simplifying discrimination law and enhancing workers’ rights in this area. It replaced ...
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2. Gender, safety and health (5,608 words)

There are now almost as many women workers as men. Women currently make up 46% of the UK workforce — around 13.5 million workers, compared to ...
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3. Black and minority ethnic workers (4,147 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 UK, 1.7 ...
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4: Disability, safety and health (3,668 words)

New guidance produced by the public services union UNISON, Health and safety guide to disability, reports that there are almost 11 million people in ...
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5: Age, safety and health (6,430 words)

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) publication, Workforce diversity and risk assessment — making sure everyone is ...
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6. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers (1,051 words)

The most common health and safety complaint raised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers is of bullying and harassment in the ...
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Further information (406 words)

Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8HF; tel: 020 7928 3649; web: ...
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