Meanwhile back in the real world #6 : Air pollution health screening
Barnet UNISON has written to Barnet Council in order we can discuss health screening for Barnet Council workers whose duties include working outside.
Barnet UNISON notes that air pollution is a serious issue that does have a critical impact on the health.
The Greater London Area identified 16 areas of the Borough as having high pollution (2017).
Barnet UNISON is proposing that a working group is set up with input from the Barnet Public Health service in order to develop health screening for Barnet Council workers who work most of their time outside
Barnet Council does have an Air Quality Action Plan 2017-2022 which can be viewed here.
Barnet UNISON believes that working to reduce the risk to the workforce from air pollution would aid and complement this Council objective.
We will report back to our members after our meeting on Tuesday 4 September 2018.