Info for union reps

What is Hackney TUC?

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 16/12/2005 - 18:27.

It’s a shop stewards'/reps/index.html' network for the borough.

Hackney TUC brings together trade unionists who live or work in the borough to share knowledge and experience, to build solidarity, and to provide mutual support. We meet once a month, largely informally, but we also occasionally hold large public meetings. We are particularly keen for trade unionists who live in the borough to get involved and to bring fresh ideas and energy which can be shared and developed.

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Workplace stress: part two

Submitted by Janine on Tue, 21/09/2004 - 07:12.

Part two: Is stress a health and safety hazard for you?

Stress is sometimes not regarded as an obvious health and safety hazard. The key is to identify the causes and symptoms (see part one), and be prepared to act.

On the surface, stress may not seem as direct a threat as asbestos, infectious diseases, or needlestick injuries. With those hazards, the threat is clearly identifiable and the health impacts are commonly understood.

Workplace stress: part one

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 10/09/2004 - 18:02.


by John Page, Hackney TUC Secretary

Part one: What is work-related stress?

(You can read part two here)

We hear a lot about stress. People talk about being stressed out, how this or that situation is stressful. Stress affects us at home, work, and even on holidays.
We also hear too often that we should learn to ‘deal’ or ‘cope’ with stress at work. This implies that workplace stress is normal and that we need to ‘manage’ or ‘handle’ stress and just get on with the job. This view of stress is wrong.

TUPE: What it means and what it doesn't

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 29/08/2004 - 19:42.

by John Page, Hackney TUC Secretary

Business takeovers: your employment rights (TUPE)

This article aims to explain the legal protection afforded to employees when their employment is transferred to a new company.

Useful information from the TUC

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 29/08/2004 - 19:35.

The TUC website has a lot of useful information on employment law. It includes advice on contracts of employment, dismissal, health & safety, rights for working parents, employment tribunals and more. There is a handy list of when you get which rights: which start on day one, which you have to wait one month, one year, or even two years to claim.

You can link to it by clicking here.

The TUC also runs a website, WorkSmart, with lots of useful information.

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