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Are unionised workplaces safer?

Yes. Safety studies show that workers are twice as likely to be injured in a non-unionised workplace. This is because in unionised workplaces, employers are required to work with union-appointed safety reps and set up safety committees.

You can download a copy of the evidence, summarised in the TUC's updated report: The Union Effect: how unions make a difference to health and safety (PDF, 57KB).