Health and safety in the workplace
A UNISON case study

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UNISON imageEmployers must ensure the Health and Safety of their employees and the wider public who come into contact with their business.

Trade unions like UNISON are set up to look after the interests and welfare of their members, working in partnership with employers to ensure high standards of Health and Safety. UNISON is chiefly concerned with ensuring the long-term health and wellbeing of its members.

Through such partnerships, it can put pressure on employers in many ways. These involve:

  • taking a specific interest in women's health issues
  • reducing and preventing bullying
  • minimising stress
  • protecting members from the dangers of passive smoking and repetitive strain injuries from activities such as cleaning and typing.

Everyone should be able to work in a clean, well-maintained, well-lit and ventilated workplace.  By joining a trade union like UNISON, the combined strength of the workforce and the union guarantees that proper conditions at work are developed and maintained.

UNISON | Health and safety in the workplace