Last Wednesday (30th October) Frances O' Grady addressed business leaders as part of the University of West England’s ‘Distinguished Executives’ series of events. In her speech, Frances called for a new kind of economy, one in which green industries, backed by government, created new, high-quality jobs across the South West. The speech was picked up in a number of regional newspapers including the Western Daily Press, the Gloucestershire Echo and the Bristol Evening Post.
Local authorities have new responsibilities for health and well-being at work but it is just part of a very big public health agenda. How can unions get involved? How can councils understand the role that unions play and the potential to do a lot more? What are the challenges for unions in promoting wellbeing at a time when stress at work is rising?
This event will hear from Bristol City Council on their groundbreaking Charter for Health and Well-Being at Work and how this can be spread to other councils. It will discuss the challenges and offer some solutions including a few case studies.
- Introductions and welcome, Nigel Costley, South West TUC Regional Secretary
- Health and Well-Being at Work Charter, Liz McDougall, Health Improvement Coordinator, Bristol City Council
- Fit for Football, Michael Bennett, Head of Player Welfare, Professional Footballers' Association
- Discussion goups and case studies
- - Stress and mental health awareness in the workplace
- - Cancer in the workplace
- - Bristol City Council Well-being Project
- - Wellbeing Collective Learning Fund Project, Royal College of Midwives
- - Healthy Feet at work, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
- Discussion groups and case studies will be run twice
- What unions can do and closing remarks
*Programme subject to change
Regional activity for Living Wage week - starts November 4th, and all the upcoming events and course in the South West.
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