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Health at Work

Whatever work members carry out in Edinburgh it is important that they have the opportunity to work in ways that allow them not only to sustain, but also to improve, their health and well-being.

Historically, Scotland has had a poor health record, though in recent years much has been done to turn this around. Our health is improving, and premature deaths from both accidents and disease are declining.

The role of work and workplaces in contributing to this progress has been fundamental, and this remains the case as we strive to achieve the levels of health enjoyed by most of our European neighbours.

Employers need to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees. This also means they will be better placed to support those with health problems who have re-entered work, to remain in work to ensure;

  • A Healthier Workforce in Edinburgh.
  • Decreased sickness absence and presenteeism in workplaces.
  • Safer and healthier workplaces.



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UNISON City of Edinburgh Local Government & Related Sectors Branch 1998-2008.
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