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STUC’s Foyer hails health and safety heroes

THE general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has praised the country’s unsung health and safety heroes following the “most challenging year ever” in the workplace.

Roz Foyer said that representatives in Scottish workplaces have risen to the challenge when tackling the coronavirus pandemic with “scarce early support from governments.”

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis the STUC has consistently called for workplaces to be closed if possible when case numbers are high, while stressing the importance of safe practices to control spread. 

The general secretary said these “unsung heroes” should not be forgotten. Ms Foyer added: “Never have strong health & safety practices ever been so important: 2020 has starkly exposed the fact that bad working conditions kill.  

“As we reflect on this year, we must recognise the importance of decent health and safety, and the hard work of health & safety reps that hold employers to account and make all of us safer.”


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