Posts Tagged ‘Health & Safety’

Self-employed to be removed from Health & Safety at Work protection

by Michael Meacher.

Next week the government is intending to push through legislation which will remove the cover which self-employed people have always received over the last 40 years since the passing of the Health & Safety at Work Act. Section 3 of this act currently places a duty on all employers and self-employed people to ensure, as […]

Turkish mine disaster: unions blame “murderous” lack of safety & privatisation

by John Millington.

Turkish trade unions are staging a one day strike today in protest at the Soma mine disaster which has left over 200 dead. An as yet unexplained explosion took the lives of 246 miners and around 700 may still be trapped underground. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the area but had his car attacked as […]

Miners — the real story

by Mark Seddon.

The World has watched and cheered to the rafters the human drama unfolding in Chile. That thirty three miners could be trapped underground for two months, survive and be winched to the surface in a capsule that looked as though it was once used in Star Trek is an extraordinary and joyous thing.  To watch […]

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