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Southwark Council’s screening of hand car washes finds evidence of modern slavery

Southwark London Borough Council has screened all hand car washes in the borough for safety and health risks and potential labour exploitation.

CIPD guidance published to help line managers support menopausal staff

New guidance has been published to help line managers support female employees going through the menopause after new research found that three-quarters of women who took time off work due to their symptoms felt uncomfortable citing the reason for their absence.

Signaller not entitled to ‘uninterrupted’ 20-minute rest breaks, Court of Appeal rules

A Network Rail signal box worker who claimed that his employer had failed to provide him with the rest breaks to which he was entitled has had his claim dismissed by the Court of Appeal (www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2019/269.pdf).


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Value judgements

A tool to assess the true cost of workplace wellbeing interventions is filling in the data gap that has so far undermined the business case for them. 

Lone worker Special: Field studies

With more people working alone than ever, training has to keep pace if staff are to manage new and more complex risk. 

Lone worker Special: Lone but not alone

Reduced contact with remote and lone workers makes supporting their wellbeing and spotting early symptoms of mental health problems harder. 


Angela Gray CMIOSH