Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns

In a busy morning at UNISON’s local government conference in Liverpool today, delegates discussed a range of issues around health, safety and welfare. The question of disability leave is one of particular concern, with Bev Miller for the national disabled members’ committee pointing out that the “duration of disability leave should not have a limited time. “A proper disability policy [is needed] to mitigate against any unfair treatment of disabled employees.” John Actrill spoke of how he has set up a disabled workers’ meeting at Portsmouth City Council. “It is most important that a local authority has a forum set up for disabled workers” so that they can voice their grievances. Conference heard of a worker who had cancer and was told that she had to take 10 days annual leave every time she had internal radio therapy, because she became radioactive after each treatment. Mack Evans for the executive stated that “we can’t rely on local government employers” to grant good disabled leave policies. “There is a cost to granting disability leave and no legal basis to grant it, so we need to campaign for these policies to be implemented.” Delegates pointed out that a lack of proper disability leave is discriminatory against disabled and older workers. Conference called on the executive to: promote the union’s disability leave guidance; collect information from branches on local situations; promote goo...
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