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Concerns raised over workplace safety

Concerns raised over workplace safety

Unions have expressed concern that employees are being forced to go into workplaces that are not compliant with coronavirus-related safety guidelines during lockdown. Analysis shows that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received 2,945 complaints about safety issues between January 6 and January 14. Pointing to a Government pledge to get tougher on those flouting lockdown rules, TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "If the Government is upping enforcement, ministers should start with employers who break COVID safety rules." She added a call for greater resources for HSE, saying this would help "stop rogue employers getting away with putting staff at risk.” HSE said inspectors "continue to be out and about, putting employers on the spot and checking that they are complying with health and safety law".

Read more: BBC News


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