The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has been reflecting on what has been the “most challenging year ever” for workplace health and safety reps.
Roz Foyer, STUC General Secretary stated:
“2020 has arguably been the most challenging year ever for workplace health and safety reps. Up and down the country, health and safety workplace reps have had their work cut out for them. Facing a deadly virus, with scarce early support from Governments, health and safety reps have rose to the occasion in deeply challenging circumstances. They are among the unsung heroes of this pandemic.
“Never has strong health and safety practices ever been so important. 2020 has starkly exposed the fact that bad working conditions kill. The STUC has long stated that when levels of Coronavirus are high, we should be in lockdown and non-essential workplaces should close. However, when cases are low, and places begin to re-open, health and safety in the workplace is absolutely paramount to control the virus.
“As we reflect on this year, we must recognise the importance of decent health and safety, and the hard work of health and safety reps that hold employers to account and make all of us safer.”
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