Bakery giant Warburtons fined £2m as worker suffers life changing injuries in fall
Feb03

Bakery giant Warburtons fined £2m as worker suffers life changing injuries in fall

Bolton bakery giant Warburtons has been fined £2 million after worker Andrew Sears suffered life-changing injuries in a fall at the company’s Wednesbury site. Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that Mr.Sears, who had worked at the site since 2007, was cleaning mixing equipment in November 2013, and lost his footing, causing him to fall nearly two metres.  He was hospitalised with a compression fracture of the spine, and, despite...

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Industry urges radical action to tackle sickness absence
Jun13

Industry urges radical action to tackle sickness absence

  Britain’s manufacturers are today urging the Government to consider giving tax breaks to tackle the UK’s chronic sickness absence problem, to help employers to pay for private treatment for employees and ease the burden on an overburdened NHS. The call was made today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation on the back of the UK’s biggest business survey on sickness absence and, ahead of a Green Paper on workforce health to be...

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Tata reviews bids while Steelworkers March on London #SaveourSteel
May25

Tata reviews bids while Steelworkers March on London #SaveourSteel

Whilst Business Secretary Sajid Javid and Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones have travelled to Mumbai to discuss bids for Tata’s steel holdings in the UK, steelworkers are marching on London to call for more support from the Government.  The decision that the Indian firm make will determine the future of 11,000 UK steel jobs, including 4,000 in Port Talbot, although the indirect impact on supporting industries will be much...

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