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[cover image][56 pages] May 2021
Covid and mental health - a guide for union reps
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Covid-19 has worsened an existing mental health crisis in the UK, with analysis from the Centre for Mental Health predicting that up to 10 million people will need either new or additional mental health support, either as a direct result of the pandemic or because of the economic fallout. The consequences of Covid-19 have been profound for the workforce, with levels of work-related stress, depression and anxiety at a record high. This booklet is an action guide for reps, setting out what they can do to ensure that employers tackle mental health issues in the workplace and provide support for workers affected. It draws on up-to-date employment law, as well as providing the latest guidance, research and campaigning material from across the union movement and key organisations such as the Health and Safety Executive. It includes examples of how union reps have taken action to secure improvements and highlights employer good practice on preventing or reducing Covid-related mental ill health at work. [More ...]

[cover image][72 pages] April 2021
Negotiating the new homeworking landscape - a guide for union reps
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COVID-19 has changed the working lives of millions of people, including many whose work has switched from office to home. As restrictions gradually start to ease, employers, employees and unions are all considering how much home or remote working they want to maintain in the post-pandemic world and how it should be organised. For employees, there are pros and cons of working remotely, and unions will want to ensure that decisions on remote, office or hybrid working are a matter of individual and collective negotiation – not management imposition. This booklet provides union reps with guidance on the issues that should be addressed when negotiating an agreement, such as who pays the costs of homeworking and ensuring remote workers are kept healthy and safe, protected from oppressive monitoring and managed fairly.[More ...]

[cover image][64 pages] February 2021
Working safely with COVID-19 - a guide for workplace reps
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The coronavirus pandemic has presented significant new health and safety challenges for workers and their trade unions. This LRD booklet looks at what measures union reps can take to protect workers from the spread of the virus and make their workplaces safe; and at how reps can make sure employers are carrying out "suitable and sufficient" COVID-19 risk assessments, particularly in the light of the emergence of new and more contagious variants of the virus. The booklet gives examples of good practice on risk assessment as well as examining how reps can ensure workplace safety for workers at particular risk of severe illness from COVID. It also covers health and safety law enforcement and how to report COVID safety concerns. And it contains appendices with extensive risk assessment checklists and union guidance on ensuring risk assessments are "suitable and sufficient".[More ...]

[cover image][128 pages] January 2021
Case law at work (17th edition)
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This is the 17th edition of Case Law at Work, the LRD’s key source of information on recent employment law cases. It contains clear summaries of important cases, plus commentary on their practical implications for union reps when representing members. Many of these cases will not be found in other guides.[More ...]
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