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Hazards 142, April-June 2018


WAGE WAR An undeclared objective of the government’s austerity drive was to increase profits and reduce wages, barrister John Hendy tells Hazards. The labour law expert says it is more than workers’ pay packets that have been hurt as a result and calls for a new collective bargaining approach to combat workplace injustice. more

SHAKE IT UP Something has gone dangerously wrong at work. Safety law expert Phil James tells Hazards there needs to be a fundamental shake up of the system to provide better rights covering all workers, justice for those harmed by their jobs and more stringent, enforceable duties on employers. more


DEGRADED Are you sick and tired of too much work for too little pay? Well, you are also likely to be sick because of it, warns Hazards editor Rory O’Neill. Workplace risks go up as your employment grade goes down, with a potentially devastating impact on health. more


SAMSUNG BLUES Global electronics giant Samsung has been targeted by safety and labour standards campaigners over its deadly record of abuse. An international day of action against the company on 1 May 2018 saw its bad practices exposed once more in Asia, Europe and the United States. more


UNIONS MAKE WORK SAFER Fighting for your life. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster more


News in brief. 8-13 Mental health. 14-15 Work and health. 16-17 Hazardous substances. 22.23 Workplace justice. 24-25 Hours and stress. 26-27 Violence. 28-29 Deadly business. 30-33 International news. 34-35

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