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Scottish Hazards

The UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch is affiliated to the Scottish Hazards Campaign. The Aims of the Scottish Hazards Campaign are to:

• To campaign for improved worker health and safety throughout Scotland;

• To join internationally with others to campaign for improved working conditions throughout the world;

• To be an active part of the UK Hazards Campaign and the European Work Hazards Network, and to campaign for the demands contained in the European Health and Safety Charter.

Health and Safety in the new Scotland
(with the referendum is over .. where now?)
14th Scottish Hazards Conference
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10.00am – 4.00pm
STUC 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow

This will be a crucial year for Health and Safety in Scotland. It is important that as many hazards activists as possible come to our annual conference. See the registration form here but you must contact the branch office for authorisation first.

Archive news

The Scottish Hazards AGM took place on Saturday 16 February 2013 and the Branch will be represented.

On 29 February 2012 a public meeting was held at the UNISON Office at Belford Road on the topic of "Danger. Stop the tories killing us at work. Defend free access to justice."
The event was interesting but less well attended than it may have been. If we can improve attendance then we will be able to hold more Safety events in Edinburgh.
Andrew Watterson (Stirling University) spoke eloquently about how this government views working people. Government money into Public Sector is described as a subsidy while into the private sector is an investment.

Rory O'Neill describes the deregulatory attacks on Safety law as Lawlessness. Louise Taggart from Families Against Corporate Killers spoke movingly about the burden that families bear when employers kill their loved ones, about the financial problems they face, about how the Courts fail them and specifically about the systematic failings that killed her brother. Des Loughney spoke authoritatively about how the disadvantaged (low paid, migrant workers, disabled workers) are protected by the Employment Tribunal System, about the problems appellants face if they have a good case but no representation and about the problems that law changes such as the reduction from three to one person Tribunals, lengthening of employment required to appeal and charging appellants will create.

A representative of the striking Unite electricians spoke passionately about how a relatively small group of activists have fought a successful campaign against a powerful block of 7 construction industry giants trying to drastically reduce workers terms and conditions.


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