UK: 1500 workers fired since 1999 for refusing dangerous tasks

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17 February 2005

Britain's Unsafe Workplaces

Author: Alan Jones, Scotsman

Refusal to work in an unsafe work environment costs hundreds of people their jobs, according to a new report. Around 1,500 workers had lost their job since 1999 even though they had a legal right to refuse to do dangerous tasks.

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1 January 2005

In the firing line

Author: Hazards [Trade Unions Congress magazine]

Britain's safety laws need improving to protect lives. At the moment they can't even protect the jobs of people raising safety concerns. [refers to Costain, Connex (part of Veolia Environnement), South West Trains (part of Stagecoach Group), Midland Mainline (part of National Express), Northcliffe Newspapers (part of Daily Mail and General Trust), Mitcham Belle, KLM Engineering (part of KLM), Barclays]

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