Health and Safety

Health and SafetyTo be effective in our fight for safe working conditions we need people in every workplace to act as advisors and watchdogs on health and safety issues. You’ll get full training and support from UNISON as well as paid time off from your employer to carry out your union role.

News

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland – UNISON Survey 2019

Violent incidents are still a problem for staff across public services. That’s the unavoidable conclusion of UNISON Scotland annual survey ... Read More

Split shifts – a health and safety issue for women

Split shifts came under the spotlight at STUC Women’s conference as delegates backed a need for proper research into the ... Read More

We can’t cut corners on public safety

Conference backed an NEC motion which highlighted the impact on public safety of austerity and cuts from police, to probation, ... Read More

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Publications and events

UNISON’s response to the proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide

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UNISON's Submission to the consultation on Claire Baker MSP’s proposed Bill on Culpable Homicide. Read the full submission here ...
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Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather

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A new Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather has been published by the Scottish Government. This has been developed jointly with the STUC as part ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2018

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2018 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector ...
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International Workers Memorial Day 2018 remember the dead fight for the living

International Workers Memorial Day 2018 remember the dead fight for the living
On 28 April each year - International Workers’ Memorial Day - we remember the dead and fight for the living. This year's theme is 'unionised ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector ...
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It’s Not Part Of The Job – A health and safety guide on tackling violence at work

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Violence at work is a major occupational hazard for many UNISON members. Physical attacks are the most serious form of violence, but verbal abuse and ...
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