When he started growing a few tomatoes for the mess in his fire station seven years ago, FBU learning rep Simon Jakeman had no idea he was sowing the seeds of a green revolution in London’s fire stations.
Over the last few years the awareness and incidence of dementia has become much more widespread. Many initiatives have been developed to help people understand the condition and support both those who have the condition and those who care for them, and unions have been quick to help.
With workplace stress levels on the up unions are working to support members become aware of various techniques to help. CWU Rep Gavin Hardie organised a Mindfullness course for members in Plymouth and was really pleased with the reaction.
Mitie Care and Custody Ltd, an employer in the justice and custodial sector, has joined the tens of other employers from across the UK economy who have signed the Community union’s mental health charter.
Dyslexia affects 10% of the UK population, with 4% being classed as severely dyslexic. However m any people may not actually realise that they are dyslexic, and this can cause issues in areas of their lives including low self-esteem at work, and frustration and anxiety when doing certain tasks.
Union Reps in Liverpool have been developing their skills to help recognise signs that members are thinking about suicide. The training is part of a campaign endorsed by The Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and local MP Luciana Berger to encourage local businesses to come together to...
Should inspections be a core element of a health and safety reps' work? What should the focus of an inspection be? Are your workplace inspection procedures working or is there room for improvement? Join the next TUC Education webinar and find out the answers to these questions and more.