<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d14058325\x26blogName\x3dChiswickite++-+formerly+The+Croydonian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://croydonian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2605630255414466250', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Hain: Work is good for you. TUC: Work is a killer

Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain said:

"We know that many people want to work - work is good for you and your long-term well-being".

Meanwhile, Brendan Barber of the TUC reckons: "Nobody knows exactly how many people die prematurely every year as a result of work, but is certainly well over 20,000 a year - and every single one of these deaths was avoidable".

Barber quotes the HSE's figure of 241 deaths at work last year, and one has to marvel at his act of prestidigitation that boosts it to at least 80 times that....

Labels:

« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

Blogger Newmania said... 2:44 pm

Hain cannot so much as open his mouth without the nonsense vomiting forth . He would be my personal candidate for the most irritating politician around  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:47 pm

Come now - have you forgotten about Hazel Blears?  



Blogger Ed said... 2:47 pm

The problem for Hain is that most of those who do want to work, already do. It's the ones who don't want to we need to be giving a good kick up the backside to.  



Anonymous grumpy granny said... 2:48 pm

If work is so good for folk, perhaps it's time Hain got some time in..  



Anonymous verity said... 5:04 pm

"Nobody knows exactly how many people die prematurely every year as a result of work, but is certainly well over 20,000 a year." Well, at least we can guarantee there aren't any MPs among them.  



» Post a Comment