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The Scottish Hazards Centre provides advice, training & support to workers on workplace health & safety issues. We aim to reduce work-related injury, ill health & death through increasing knowledge and awareness, improving practice & developing effective worker involvement. We need to secure annual funding of £100,000. A key message will be that union workplaces are safer workplaces! Your support in the form of an affiliation from your Trade Union Branch would be much appreciated!
We are also asking that individuals support the Centre through small monthly donations.
20 people braved the rain and wind last night to gather at Greyfriar’s Kirkyard in Edinburgh to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster. With songs, poetry and statements of solidarity, we remembered all those who have died and been made ill in Bhopal and renewed our pledges to support the people of Bhopal in their ongoing struggle for health care, clean water and justice.
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2015 Scottish Hazards Conference
75 Health and Safety activists gathered at the STUC in Glasgow on 10 November for our 15th Annual Scottish Hazards Conference. Delegates heard from Public Health Minister, Jamie Hepburn; Neil Findlay, MSP and Labour TU liaison; and Eurig Scandrett, Green candidate and co-convenor of the Scottish Green TU Group.
Louise Taggart (see slides) and Kathy Jenkins (see slides) highlighted some of what Scottish Hazards and Families Against Corporate Killers had done during 2015. Hilda Palmer spoke to delegates about action taken throughout the UK (see slides)
Paul Holleran of the National Union of Journalists spoke about his union's campaign on work related stress and Sarah Wiktorski of the Better than Zero Campaign gave delegates a flavour of their recent actions (see slides)
The conference also saw the launch of the new Scottish Hazards Centre and delegates heard from our two new advice workers, Craig Hannon and Hilary Wilson.