Trade unions

Workers' self-defence starts with getting unionised at work. This section includes material on the trade union struggles and issues I am involved in and/or urge you to support!

PCS Equality event, Peterborough

21/01/2020 - 09:30

Focusing on learning, networking & empowerment, and integrating PCS campaigning and organising priorities with the particular challenges faced by members, this event aims to bring together officers, reps and activists from across each  of our equality networks and encourage greater participation amongst under represented members.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 21 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AB

Mental health in call centres: Get unionised!

Mental health in call centres

Call centre working is a danger to your mental health

Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, high blood pressure, sleeping problems and even suicidal thoughts are common among call centre workers.

More than 4 in 5 respondents to a Unison survey said that work made them stressed.

In another survey [Mind], when asked how workplace stress affected them:

Flowers Beside the Line

RMT on Port Talbot

When workers leave their homes to graft
by muscle or by brain
The least they need is safety from
the dangers and the strain
So those who wave their loved ones off
can wave them home again

Flowers will lie beside the line
where working people fell
For those who keep our railways safe -
they must be safe as well

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