TUC Versus Downing Street on Health & Safety
5 January 2012
The TUC have dismissed claims made by Downing Street, that UK businesses are in a 'stranglehold' of health and safety 'red tape' and compensation claims.
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber stated "It is clear that Downing Street does not have a clue about what life is like for the millions of ordinary people who work in shops, offices, schools, factories, call centres and other workplaces across the UK"
Downing Street had suggested that the UK's compensation culture has become rife and that it is down to spurious health and safety claims.
We can see both sides to the story; yes, we have become a 'compensation society', but is it just that nowadays people don't put up with being sick, ill or worse?
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