GMB Magazine GMB25 Contact Summer 2016 - Page 18

HEALTH & SAFETY s ’ B M G Join T E F A S & H T L HEA m Keeping me tting GMB is getting into the ring and hi back at the government’s lax attitude to the health and safety of our members f you work, your health and safety – and the health and safety of everyone you know and love – is taking body blows from the Tories. Since the Conservatives came into power in May 2010, workers’ rights on health and safety have been pummelled from three sides: 1 2 3 POLITICALLY Through deregulation and cuts to the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities. LEGALLY By making access to justice more difficult, and cutting compensation. SOCIALLY Through the weakening of contracts and employee rights. This is why GMB is reviewing and renewing its health, safety and the environment activities. We want to give GMB health and safety reps the tools, training and support they need. We need to give them the confidence to take on the challenge of organising the workplace around health and safety and environment. So it’s time for GMB to pick up the gloves, step back in to the ring and face the challenge head-on once again. The first step is to make sure we’re getting it right. GMB needs to know what your health and safety concerns are, and we need to know how we can best reach GMB members. In the last issue of the magazine, we included the GMB Health & Safety and Environment Survey. To join the health and safety fi XX\HY]] [][[[]\]\H‘QTP8$[H۸&]YYH[\܂[H\Y\]Z[ˋ܋ۛ[H[[[[\[\›\\^H]Y\[ۜ]˜\^[[ۚ^K˝Z܋PW\^W̌ M[H[]ۈ[\X\ۙH܈X] ܈ۈB\܈\ x&]HYHܙX]\ۜB\]H[]\X[H\Y\\œXKH[ܙH[H\]HB\^KH]\H[[\[BYYوPY[X\ˈ][HH[[\ܝ[Z[]\و[\^KQSUH[Y]܈PY[X\Z\[Z[Y\[HHXۛ^H\H[[XXKBۜ\]Y[\وHZ[\H[\ݙHX[[Y]H[HܚXH\HX\\]HH]HP ܙX\ Y KHۛH\PY[X\XH\B[[8$H\Y\\H\]XX]Y[[X[\\X[Y]K[HۛHݙ\Y[[XZH]X\Y\܂YY[[\Y\^][[[X][B\Hܚ\][[YXXˈB MHPXX[\ܝۈ [\X[ [\Y]K]Z[XHۛY]˙Xܙ˝ZX] YX]ܚ™XXۙܙ\XXۙܙ\L MK[Z]YPYZ[]]\X [H L H\Hو\Z\˜۝X\^Y Pۛ›ۛH[X[B[\Y\\HZ\\[\[[ۂ^][\B۝X[Y[BX\ٝ[\[›ZYܘ[ܚ\˜]Y][[XBH[\XܚXHY]BX[ۜˈY\HYB[X\و\B[Y[\YYܚ\\X[\H[HۜX[ۂX܋[]\؝[\]\H\وBXۛ^H\H\ܝ[[Y[[[\Y\ˈ\H\]H܂ܝ][Hو[\Y\[\\Hۈ[HœZ\H[\˂ܚ\]H\\[][ۋXH[^\H܈Z\ۘ\˂BZH\ۛ[H\^B[[[[\[\\X[ Y]B[\ۛY[]Y\[ۜ[[PX]HܚY\˜[ܙYYH[\Y\܈˂˜\^[[ۚ^K˝Z܋PW\^W̌ MNP][ۘ[PK][ۘ[NNK[ NK ̌ M MM‚ZT˘H B\YB