The government plans to slash the laws that protect you and is cutting the Health and Safety Executive’s income by 35%.
It intends to cut enforcement of safety laws and inspection of workplaces and make it harder to win compensation for injuries.
It says health and safety is a ‘burden on business’ but this claim is not evidence based. See the leaflet http://www.tuc.org.uk/tucfiles/197/FightingforourlivesLeaflet.pdf
(More information : http://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/index.cfm?mins=180&minors=124&majorsubjectID=2 )
PLEASE Email your MP today. It takes just a minute.
UCU is supporting the TUC’s response to this and using Workers Memorial Day (April 28) 2012 as a focus for resisting these changes. Your MP may be unaware of these plans. Even a handful of emails from constituents would make your MP sit up and look at this issue. S/he ought to reply to you and justify how they intend to vote.
Here is a draft letter you can adapt and email
Simon Wright MP ( Norwich South) firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Smith MP (Norwich North) email@example.com
Brandon Lewis MP (Great Yarmouth) firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Truss MP (SW Norfolk) email@example.com
George Freeman MP (Mid Norfolk) firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Bellingham MP (North West Norfolk) email@example.com
Keith Simpson MP (Broadland) firstname.lastname@example.org
Norman Lamb MP (North Norfolk) email@example.com
Richard Bacon MP (South Norfolk) firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not know who your MP is then go to http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/
You can email your MP direct from this site if you enter your own text (you cannot cut and paste).
THANK YOU and good luck!
Please copy any replies received to the UCU branch : email@example.com