Thursday, 8 August 2013

UNISON welcomes protective footwear court ruling

UNISON has welcomed a court judgment with wide implications for workers at a time of government attacks on health and safety.

Regional Organiser Mandy McDowall said employers must act following the decision that Cordia was at fault for not providing protective footwear to a home care worker.

She is quoted in reports in today's Herald and Evening Times newspapers on the Court of Session ruling.

Mandy, Regional Organiser for Glasgow City branch, which includes Cordia, said: “At a time of major attacks on health and safety laws, this is an important decision that a wide range of public service workers should benefit from.

“We have always said that employers should risk assess everything their employees do, or workplace accidents and injuries will be an issue. We would expect employers to take this judgment on board and review their health and safety policies on provision of suitable footwear.

“This will have widespread implications for all sorts of jobs, including school crossing patrol staff, traffic wardens and many others, as well as in the health service and other areas.”

1 comment:

  1. Workers had been going through a lot those days to get their rights. After so many years of struggle also workers are tried to kept aloof from their rights by the company they work in.

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