A bold vision
If Labour wins the next election, it will to transform the water, environment and transport industries, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald promised UNISON activists at the union’s WET service group conference in Brighton. He told delegates that the relentless pursuit of profit over public service will end and the water utilities and railways will be renationalised. There will also be a new agenda for buses, promoting municipally owned companies, new routes and cheaper fares. The party is already working with the Labour-controlled metropolitan authorities on plans to transform cities so that emissions will be re...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - June 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 Water Environment and Transport Conference Labour Party Source Type: news

Precarious employment and occupational injuries in the digital age ‒ where should we go from here? - Marucci-Wellman H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Incidence of overwork-related mental disorders and suicide in Japan - Yamauchi T, Sasaki T, Yoshikawa T, Matsumoto S, Takahashi M.
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders and suicide resulting from overwork or work-related stress have become major occupational health issues worldwide, particularly in Asian countries. However, no studies have reported incidence rates of mental disorders and suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Work-related fatal injuries in Brescia County (Northern Italy), 1982 to 2015: a forensic analysis - Perotti S, Russo MC.
We report all the occupational fatal injuries recorded by the Brescia Institute of Forensic Medicine from 1982 to 2015. A total of 426 post-mortem examinations due to accidental work injuries were ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Design for occupational safety and health of workers in construction in developing countries: a study of architects in Nigeria - Manu P, Poghosyan A, Mshelia IM, Iwo ST, Mahamadu AM, Dziekonski K.
This study thus mak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Does 'right to work' imperil the right to health? The effect of labour unions on workplace fatalities - Zoorob M.
OBJECTIVE: Economic policies can have unintended consequences on population health. In recent years, many states in the USA have passed 'right to work' (RTW) laws which weaken labour unions. The effect of these laws on occupational health remains unexplore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Occupational health risk assessment of pure methanol fuel - Han F, Kang N, Chen Y, Dong Y, Zhang S.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the occupational health risk of pure methanol fuel( M100) during the methanol fuel pilot stage. METHODS: The subjects are workers who are exposed to M100 in pilot areas for methanol vehicles, southwest of China. Use field inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The variability in risk assessment between flight crew - McMurtrie KJ, Molesworth BRC.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to investigate the assessment of situational risk among commercial flight crew, and examine the accuracy with which factors such as experience (i.e., rank, flight hours, license type, recency) and age predict accurat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Determinants of workplace injuries and violence among newly licensed RNs - Unruh L, Asi Y.
Workplace injuries, such as musculoskeletal injuries, needlestick injuries, and emotional and physical violence, remain an issue in U.S. hospitals. To develop meaningful safety programs, it is important to identify workplace factors that contribute to inju... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Evaluation of the impact of ambient temperatures on occupational injuries in Spain - Mart ínez-Solanas È, López-Ruiz M, Wellenius GA, Gasparrini A, Sunyer J, Benavides FG, Basagaña X.
BACKGROUND: Extreme cold and heat have been linked to an increased risk of occupational injuries. However, the evidence is still limited to a small number of studies of people with relatively few injuries and with a limited geographic extent, and the corre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Health professionals facing suicidal patients: what are their clinical practices? - Rothes I, Henriques M.
Clinical work with suicidal people is a demanding area. Little is known about health professionals ’ practices when faced with suicidal patients. The aims of this study were to: (1) describe the practices most likely to be adopted by professionals facing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Applying adaptation theory to understand experienced incivility processes: testing the repeated exposure hypothesis - Matthews RA, Ritter KJ.
Experienced workplace incivility has consistently been linked to a host of negative outcomes, but as a low-intensity behavior, most working adults should be able to adapt and move on from these experiences of incivility over time. On the basis of repeated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The effect of a workplace violence training program for generalist nurses in the acute hospital setting: a quasi-experimental study - Lamont S, Brunero S.
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence prevalence has attracted significant attention within the international nursing literature. Little attention to non-mental health settings and a lack of evaluation rigor have been identified within review literature. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Dissemination and implementation research for occupational safety and health - Dugan AG, Punnett L.
The translation of evidence-based health innovations into real-world practice is both incomplete and exceedingly slow. This represents a poor return on research investment dollars for the general public. U.S. funders of health sciences research (e.g., NIH,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The lost art of discovery: the case for inductive methods in occupational health science and the broader organizational sciences - Spector PE.
This paper makes a case for the necessity of inductive and abductive approaches to research in occupational health science and the broader organizational sciences. Three forms of scientific inference are described: induction (exploratory research that gene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Work-related injuries resulting in death in Chile: a cross-sectional study on 2014 and 2015 registries - Bachelet VC.
OBJECTIVE: To characterise work-related fatal events that occurred in Chile in 2014 and 2015 in workers covered by the Occupational Accidents and Professional Disease No 16.744 Act. DESIGN: Cross-sectional on registries of the Chilean Worker's Heal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'When helpers hurt': women's and midwives' stories of obstetric violence in state health institutions, Colombo district, Sri Lanka - Perera D, Lund R, Swahnberg K, Schei B, Infanti JJ.
BACKGROUND: The paper explores how age, social position or class, and linguistic and cultural background intersect and place women in varying positions of control and vulnerability to obstetric violence in state health institutions in Colombo district, Sri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Aggression directed towards members of the oral and maxillofacial surgical team - Mannion CJ, Gordon C.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is an acute surgical specialty, and members of the surgical team may be exposed to challenging incidents. We have evaluated the experiences of members of OMFS teams and their experiences of aggressive and abusive behav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Intoxilyzer ® 8000C breath results obtained from a suspected impaired driver following reported occupational solvent exposure - Woodall KL, Palmentier JPFP.
It is well known that volatile substances on the breath of test subjects have the potential to interfere with infrared-based breath alcohol testing instruments. This case report involves a 68-year-old male who was arrested for suspected alcohol-impaired dr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The occupational health student's awareness towards the globally harmonized system for the chemical safety signs - Mahmoudi D, Nazari S, Derakhshani M, Dalili A, Hazrati S, Nazari J.
Background and Objectives: The chemical hazards, such as corrosive, explosion, etc. Use of safety signs are essential in reducing unsafe acts. It is very important for the students to have a proper awareness of the common and valid safety signs in dealing ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'First, do no harm': the role of negative emotions and moral disengagement in understanding the relationship between workplace aggression and misbehavior - Fida R, Tramontano C, Paciello M, Guglielmetti C, Gilardi S, Probst TM, Barbaranelli C.
Workplace aggression is a critical phenomenon particularly in the healthcare sector, where nurses are especially at risk of bullying and third-party aggression. While workplace aggression has been frequently examined in relation to health problems, less is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Employment characteristics, work environment, and the course of depression over 23 years: does employment help foster resilience? - Heinz AJ, Meffert BN, Halvorson MA, Blonigen D, Timko C, Cronkite R.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the leading cause of disability and represents a significant challenge to stable employment and professional success. Importantly, employment may also operate as a protective factor against more chronic courses of depression as it... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Experiences of frontline nursing staff on workplace safety and occupational health hazards in two psychiatric hospitals in Ghana - Alhassan RK, Poku KA.
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric hospitals need safe working environments to promote productivity at the workplace. Even though occupational health and safety is not completely new to the corporate society, its scope is largely limited to the manufacturing/processi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Hand injury from pneumatic needle gun - Queiroz RM, Filho FB.
A 37-year-old male complained of pain and swelling of his left hand for 7 days. He was a woodworker and reported that he was using a pneumatic needle gun when the pain began. The patient claimed to have seen a scorpion in the workplace and he believed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety characteristics of agricultural workers in Adana, Turkey: a cross-sectional study - Okyay RA, Tan ır F, Ağaoğlu PM.
BACKGROUND: Among agricultural workers, especially in the seasonal migratory ones, housing and hygiene related issues, occupational accidents, low levels of education, poverty and absence of social security problems emerge as significant public health prob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Psychological violence against general practitioners and nurses in Chinese township hospitals: incidence and implications - Li P, Xing K, Qiao H, Fang H, Ma H, Jiao M, Hao Y, Li Y, Liang L, Gao L, Kang Z, Cui Y, Sun H, Wu Q, Liu M.
BACKGROUND: International reports indicating that around 10-50% of health care staff are exposed to violence every year; in certain settings, this rate might reach over 85%. Evidence has shown that people who experience psychological violence are seven tim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Moderate and extreme temperatures could increase the risk of occupational injuries
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Cold and heat increase the risk of occupational injury in Spain by 4 percent and 9 percent, respectively. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occupational hazards and injuries' association with work environments and overtime for nurses in China - Wu Y, Zheng J, Liu K, Baggs JG, Liu J, Liu X, You L.
Occupational hazards (OHs) and occupational injuries (OIs) may contribute to nurses needing sick time and to a high financial burden for hospitals. There is little published literature about nurse reported OHs/OIs and their relationships with work environm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The study of correlation between safety attitudes and occupational stress among telecom tower climbers - Malakuoti J, Gharibi V, Ebrahimi MH, Khosravi F.
Background and Objectives:Working at telecommunication towers is considered as one of the dangerous occupations which involve terrible accidents such as falling. The attitudes of climber's safety and occupational stress level could have extensive effects o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

National report on aggressions to physicians in Spain 2010-2015: violence in the workplace-ecological study -
OBJECTIVE: Aggressions against health staff is a phenomenon that is not widely studied worldwide. To date, there is no national study analyzing this situation in Spain. Our objective is to describe and analyze aggressions to physicians of the whole Spanish... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Preventing EMS workplace violence: a mixed-methods analysis of insights from assaulted medics - Maguire BJ, O'Neill BJ, O'Meara P, Browne M, Dealy MT.
OBJECTIVE: To describe measures that assaulted EMS personnel believe will help prevent violence against EMS personnel. METHODS: This mixed- methods study includes a thematic analysis and directed content analysis of one survey question that asked t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The attributes of successful de-escalation and restraint teams - Snorrason J, Biering P.
Inpatient violence is a widespread problem on psychiatric wards often with serious consequences, and psychiatric hospitals have set up teams to de-escalate and restrain patients with aggression (D-E&R teams) which are specially trained to respond to it in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

US SWAT operator experience, personality, cognitive-emotion regulation and decision-making style - Young AT, Hennington C, Eggleston D.
PURPOSE : The purpose of this paper is to examine SWAT operator deployment experience, personality, cognitive-emotion regulation, and decision making to see if there were correlations with successful SWAT callout resolution. These findings would then be co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

5 Questions with WHO ’s Jim Campbell
June 08, 2018We talked with the director of the WHO ’s Health Workforce Department during his visit to North Carolina’s global health belt.When Jim Campbell of the World Health Organization came to North Carolina this spring, we had a few minutes to pick his brain about some of the health workforce issues that are weighing heaviest on our minds —from the looming global shortage of health workers to what #MeToo and achieving gender equality could mean for the workforce worldwide.Campbell serves as director of the Health Workforce Department at WHO. He was in the North Carolina to talk with partners and col...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept or reject the proposed pay rise, which would mean a 6.5% increase for most staff over the next three years, with more for the lowest paid. With the results of these consultation exercises and online ballots now in, unions announced at a meeting today that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS nhs pay public services Source Type: news

Funding opportunity announcement from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Link: Funding OpportunityContent-type: links (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Clearing the Smoke in the Operating Room
Las Vegas aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find any employer in the United States that permits smoking in the workplace. The dangers of inhaling cigarette smoke have been well known for decades. But there is a place that harbors something even more hazardous in the air, and it is probably one you would have never expected—your local hospital’s operating room. This harmful substance is known as surgical smoke, and it is made up of toxic vapors, bioaresols that contain dead and living cell material, blood fragments, and viruses. It is generated by any surgery that uses instruments such as electrocautery and ...
Source: MDDI - June 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Significant drop in prevalence of uninsured from 2013 to 2014; variation by occupation in both years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- The prevalence of being uninsured varies by occupational groups, according to research published in the June 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Winifred... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Practice-based occupational therapists could save NHS £200m and cut GP workload
Integrating occupational therapists into primary care services could save NHS mental health trusts £200m per year, a report suggests - and GP experts say the move would reduce practice workload. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) ™ Framework
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 03/28/2018 This Web page provides information about the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance ™ (ERHMS) framework, which provides recommendations for protecting emergency responders during small and large emergencies in any setting. It is for use by all who are involved in the deployment and protection of emergency responders, including incident command staff; response organization leaders hip; health, safety, and medical personnel; and emergency responders. The page also contains supporting materials,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Road casualties in work-related and private contexts: occupational medical impact: results from the ESPARR cohort - Fort E, P élissier C, Fanjas A, Charnay P, Charbotel B, Bergeret A, Fontana L, Hours M.
BACKGROUND: Road accidents may impact victims' physical and/or mental health and socio-occupational life, notably including return to work. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the occupational medical consequences sustained by subjects injured in road ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational safety and health management in developing countries: a study of construction companies in Malawi - Simukonda W, Manu P, Mahamadu AM, Dziekonski K.
PURPOSE: Whilst occupational safety and health (OSH) management is recognised as an important mechanism for addressing poor OSH performance, limited empirical insight is available on OSH management by construction companies in sub-Saharan Africa. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Health and women's role in agricultural production efficiency - Gkiza IG, Nastis SA.
The aim of this article is to examine the direct and indirect links between production efficiency and farmers' health. Using a sample of male farm leaders, the role of both genders' health in production efficiency is measured. More specifically, the effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

What Wildland Fire Fighters Need to Know about Rhabdomyolysis
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 05/2018 This two-page fact sheet provides information, questions, and answers about rhabdomyolysis (often called rhabdo), which is the breakdown of damaged muscle tissue that releases proteins and electrolytes into the blood. Because exertion in a hot environment is such a fundamental part of the job, fire fighters need to know the signs and symptoms of rhabdo to be able to quickly recognize the potential danger and get medical attention right away if they are not feeling well. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Rhabdomyolysis in Wildland Fire Fighters: A Patient Population at Risk
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 05/2018 This two-page fact sheet describes the factors that increase the risk of rhabdomyolysis for wildland fire fighters, and how healthcare providers can prevent its debilitating consequences. Among the elements of wildland fire response and training associated with an increased risk for rhabdomyolysis are carrying heavy loads, such as chainsaws and gear packs weighing up to 110 pounds, and high levels of exertion, such carrying heavy loads over rugged, steep terrain. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

ERHMS (Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance) Info Manager ™ User Guide
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. 02/2018 This 58-page document is the user guide for ERHMS (Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance) Info Manager ™, a free software platform to track and monitor emergency response and recovery worker activities before, during, and after their deployment to an incident site. ERHMS Info Manager™ enables organizations to implement the ERHMS™ framework designed to help protect emergency responders throughou t the pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment phases of a response. (PDF) (Source...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of human and organizational deficiencies on workers'safety behavior in a mining site in Iran - Mirzaei Aliabadi M, Aghaei H, Kalatpour O, Soltanian AR, SeyedTabib M.
This study determined and explained human and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Health Insurance Coverage by Occupation Among Adults Aged 18-64 Years - 17 States, 2013-2014
During 2014, 12.7% of workers aged 18-64 years were uninsured (21% decline from 2013); declines occurred in all demographic groups. By occupational group, the 2014 prevalence of not having health insurance ranged from 37.0% (building and grounds cleaning and maintenance) to 2.7% (community and social services; and education, training, and library). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Southampton university staff celebrate pensions win
Staff at the University of Southampton are celebrating after strong campaigning by UNISON and fellow campus unions saw university management withdraw its threat to replace their pensions with an inferior alternative. The university had planned to close its current final salary scheme for non-academic staff from 1 August and replace it with a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, where a person’s pension would depend on what their total contributions could buy at the time they retired. But collective action by the members affected, backed up by their union, means that current staff will keep their final salary pe...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education occupational pensions universities Source Type: news