Health & Safety update 05/10/2011
The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and the Trade
Union Co-coordinating Group (TUCG), have recently launched the
"Cool It!" campaign. This aims to pressurise the Government into
legislating for a maximum working temperature.
The BFAWU General Secretary, Ronnie Draper, has now launched an
Early Day Motion (EDM), calling on the Government "to provide
clear, coherent and enforceable requirements for employers about
how to combat heat in the workplace. It is high time that
Government recognised the misery that is working in extremely hot
temperatures. We have to get across the message that we are not
seeking legislation that stops the job, but desperately need a
consistent approach to control measures being triggered."
It calls for the introduction of a maximum working
temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius for
those doing strenuous work. So far the EDM has 32 signatures.
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