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While New Labour’s erstwhile tenure on the government benches produced a shamefully modest amount of initiatives aimed at redressing the legislative imbalance it inherited from the Thatcher/Major years in industrial relations law, one lasting change was the creation of a statutory right for workers to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings by a trade union representative.

The National Health Service recently celebrated its 70thAnniversary. This has been a good opportunity for us as a society to take stock of where it came from, how important it is and what we want it to be in the future.  

A child has died after being thrown from a bouncy castle that eyewitnesses say exploded on a Norfolk beach. Politicians have since called for a temporary ban on the giant inflatables as an investigation is launched into the three year old’s death. Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow, Essex stated, “After two horrific tragedies, the Government need to look at updates of regulations and inspection regime and consider a temporary ban on large inflatables in public areas until we can be sure that they are safe. “ There is speculation the inflatable exploded as a result of the heat.

This week, it has been announced that NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care have accepted the recommendation of The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review to suspend the use of mesh slings for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This suspension takes immediate effect and comes after years of campaigning by women affected by gynaecological and urological mesh implant procedures.  It also follows guidance by NICE in December 2017 which recommended that transvaginal mesh implants for prolapse should only be used in the context of clinical research.

With TRNSMT, Fiesta x Fold and Kelburn Garden Party in the space of one weekend, no wonder Glasgow had a sore head on Monday. Although festival goers were lucky enough to see the likes of Liam Gallagher, the Artic Monkeys, Stereophonics, Nile Rodgers and Goldie, was anyone else left wondering….. Why were there no women headliners?

Buzz Aldrin is famous for being one of the first humans to set foot on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Nearly 50 years later, he continues to make public appearances, and continues to be an advocate for space exploration.

A Glasgow mother has issued a stark warning this week after her toddler suffered severe burns after spilling oven cleaner over his legs.  Two year old Aaron Cadder suffered third degree burns after he came into contact with the household product at his grandmother’s house.  He required to undergo surgery for skin grafts and will now be scarred for life.  He also suffered an allergic reaction to the substance which caused his face to become red and swollen, although luckily this was not burned by the cleaner.

It’s coming up for 5pm on a Friday, if you’re one of the 1.8 million workers in the UK who are employed on a zero-hours contract, it’s likely that instead of closing up shop and getting ready for the weekend, you’re on your way to work.  Unfortunately, unlike your fellow workers in secure employment, you might receive a message from your employer, telling you you’re no longer needed, and you simply have to turn around.  Or you might arrive at work, and are told that in fact they’re not as busy tonight as they thought, and you’re sent home.  You are not then paid for the shift that you had been scheduled to do.  This can leave you facing bills, childcare costs and travel expenses without the weekly income you budgeted for.  It can also leave you missing out on social events you turned down, as you thought you would be working. 

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