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Hazards 143, July-September 2018


RICH PICKINGS? Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man. His company is worth $1 trilion. But Amazon’s success is built on world of pain, says GMB’s Dan Shears, who says his union is intent on delivering it workers good jobs and union protection. more

A RIGHT MESS The work safety watchdog has despatched its lame duck leader. The new Brexit secretary wants safety and employment rules axed. Workplace deaths are up. Hazards argues there’s never been a greater need for union protection. more

WHITEWASH A store front campaign by soap brand Lush has been criticised by the government after it exposed how an official cover-up of police complicity in an illegal blacklisting conspiracy is denying justice to union and safety activists. more


MCBURNED? On the heels of a successful organising campaign at fast food giant McDonald’s, the union BFAWU is now targeting safety problems at the burger chain. It says burns should never be ‘part and parcel’ of the job. more


THAT'S RICH! We're not buying what Amazon is sellng. A pin-up-at-work Hazards poster more


News in brief 10-11. Mental health 12-13. Working hours 14-15. Work and health 16-17. Work suicides 22-23. Hazardous substances 24-25. Occupational cancer 26-27. Violence 28-29. Deadly business 30-33. International news 34-35.

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