TUC Report

The most effective tool that we have in ensuring good health and safety at work is trade unions, because organised workplaces are safer workplaces. That is one of the main reasons that people join and stay in a union. When asked, 70% of new trade union members considered health and safety a “very important” union issue - more even than for pay.

Trade union involvement:

  • Helps reduce injuries at work
  • Leads to reductions the levels of ill-health caused by work
  • Encourages greater reporting of injuries and near-misses
  • Makes workers more confident
  • Helps develop a more positive safety culture in the organisation.
  • Saves the economy many millions of pounds.

See the TUC Report Here