Tag Archives: health & safety

Wellesley Road: poverty pay care provider fails first test

Wellesley road care homeGeorge Binette writes on Camden’s newly-privatised, minimum wage care home which was this week savaged by a Care Quality Commission report following concerns raised by whistleblowers. Continue reading

Health & safety guidance documents

An archive of union health and safety guidance and information documents. Continue reading

Unison guidance on agile working

agile1Brief guidance for Camden Council workers using the new agile working equipment including laptops and Lync phones. Continue reading

Agile working and B3/5 Pancras Square update

laptopAn update on the state of play with the introduction of “agile working” across the council, the move to 5 Pancras Square and what UNISON is doing about it. Continue reading

A foreseeable risk: agile working isn’t all rosy

laptopRather than “setting you free”, agile working as it is currently being managed is causing problems for staff, with over 80% suffering health problems as a result. Here is feedback from staff trialling agile working at Caversham Road, gathered by Camden Unison. Continue reading

Take your breaks!

We all need regular breaks at work. Unison reps in Camden regularly come into contact with people who have suffered work-related disability or ill-health, including people who are now permanently disabled with RSI because of the amount of typing they’ve done for work. There are also concerns to do with mental health and cardiovascular problems from working in an office setting. We can all help reduce the likelihood of developing similar problems by developing a culture where we all take regular breaks at work.

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Health and Safety round up 44

Health and safety news round up for summer 2011 including national and local news, including the coalition Government cuts to the Health and Safety Executive and job cuts meaning more stress at work for those left behind. Continue reading

Asbestos awareness training day

An excellent range of speakers attended our 5 July asbestos awareness training day – Lorna Webster, head of Thompsons’ Solicitor South East Region Asbestos Team, Alex Blake,Camden’s senior health and safety advisor and Mike Holder from the National Hazards campaign. Continue reading

Health & Safety

An introduction to Camden UNISON’s role in maintaining healthy and safe workplaces.

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Camden UNISON cools down Crowndale!

airconAfter monitoring high temperatures in parts of the Crowndale centre, which regularly surpassed 30°C, UNISON reps eventually pressure management into investing £400,000 into an air cooling system. Continue reading