Tuesday, 16 July 2013

H&S Officer at CWU Women's Meeting

I attended the CWU Women's meeting in Preston on the 10th July. 

I was there to do a presentation on Musculoskeletal Disorder in front of the committee. Supported by two props from the Women's Conference in November in Belfast, about bullying and harassment. 

The guest committee member at the Preston event was John from the TUC UCL he found it very interesting how women in the workplace are playing an active role within the union and the activities we take part in. Our branch is a very example of this. We have many female Union Reps and Officers on different committees and now Tracey Griffiths is the new Bootle Financial Services Secretary.

Victoria  Westerman  was the guest speaker from BT. 

A new women's pack was shown, which this committee designed and will be sent out later this year to all female members.

The next meeting will be held at Santander, Bootle on October 16th.


Beverley Kenyon

Health and Safety Officer
North West Health and Safety forum Women's Officer
Pitney Bowes Representative


Facebook.com/CWUBootleFS
Twitter.com/CWUBootleFS
4North@CWUBootleFS.com
0151 966 2420

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Postal workers have just voted overwhelmingly against privatisation. 96% on a high turnout have endorsed the unions campaign against the sale. Thank you for your support.

The strength of the opposition from workers sends a clear message to the government and Royal Mail that privatisation is not what  the company needs. Royal Mail has recently announced profits of over £400 million and can be a success in the public sector. The government's plans and Royal Mail's support for privatisation is short-term and only benefits vested interests. We don't need the type of investment that takes more out than it puts in.

This debate is not over and you can take direct action to support the campaign and stop the sale.
CWU is part of a coalition to stop the sale.

The Save our Royal Mail coalition is gaining support across the country. On this page you will find a few simple ways you can support the campaign without leaving your seat. Write to your MPsign the petition and support the campaign on social media.

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Jo's Cervical Cancer Awareness Day


On the 9 july I held a Health Event on Cervical Cancer Awareness to make sure that all females of all ages go for regular check ups. 

It is a very important as a lot of women do not know the symptoms. 

The information was provided by Jo's Trust Cancer Trust and we arranged a free raffle. Donations were asked to Jo Cancer Trust only if wanted.  

Free goody bags were handed out but went very quickly.

The prizes were three summer bags and two sets of tickets for an event in the Santander Club on the 19th July run by Paul O’Brian. 

The event went very well  and thank you for attending  and hope you found the information .



 





Beverley Kenyon


Health and Safety Officer
North West Health and Safety forum Women's Officer
Pitney Bowes Representative


Facebook.com/CWUBootleFS
Twitter.com/CWUBootleFS
4North@CWUBootleFS.com
0151 966 2420

H&S Officer at IER H&S Workshop, Liverpool


I attended a Health and Safety  workshop run by the Institute of Employment Rights in liverpool. 

A speaker from Hazards Publications spoke on “what a sorry state Health and Safety is in“ 

Globally 2.3 million people are killed in work. More workers who are building the next World cup stadium will be killed or injured than people attending the matches. 

Since the changes in government Health and Safety Regulations and Acops, like Riddor reporting, less accidents will be reported in the near future. Most workplaces have been downgraded to low risk workplaces and no workplace is low risk! There are always risks. The legal aid has been stopped now and strict liability claims  for workplace accidents and illness will reduce due to the new laws coming in on the 1st October. 

These changes have come in place due to the report by Professor Lofstedt but the government has gone further than the report  recommends. The TUC and all other unions do not agree with these changes as everyone has the right to go to work and come home safely.


Beverley Kenyon

Health and Safety Officer
North West Health and Safety forum Women's Officer
Pitney Bowes Representative


Facebook.com/CWUBootleFS
Twitter.com/CWUBootleFS
4North@CWUBootleFS.com
0151 966 2420