Health, Safety and Environment
Welcome to the Branch Health, Safety & Environment section.
The Health, Safety & Environment section are committed to providing a first class service to our members in all areas of the Communication Industry. We aim to provide the best advice and representation to our Safety Reps and members.
Our greatest assets are our Safety Representatives, and we fully support them in their work.
Together with the National Health and Safety Committees we are striving to make our workplaces safe.
The purpose behind Workers’ Memorial Day has always been to “remember the dead: fight for the living” and unions are asked to focus on both areas, by considering events or memorials to remember all those killed and injured through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. That can best be done by building trade union organisations, and campaigning for stricter enforcement with higher penalties for breaches of health & safety laws.
The Government has changed the way childcare vouchers will be applied from 1 April 2018.
Bereaved families joined forces with over 90 NHS trusts, charities, politicians and suicide survivors to launch a new organisation and movement, the “Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA)” on 16 November 2017, at the Houses of Parliament.