We certainly don’t advocate activism but we’d welcome opinion
This is the contentious proposal being made to ministers by a group of MPs as UK temperatures regularly soar above 30C (86F) this summer.
They believe legislation needs to be introduced to ensure a maximum permitted workplace temperature, similar to the minimum temperature requirement which already exists (set at 16C, or 13C if much of the work is physical).
‘Employees in a wide range of workplaces – from industrial bakeries to school classrooms – are often subjected to high temperatures which can impact seriously on their health and well-being’, says Linda Riordan, MP for Halifax. The call for action comes as forecasters said Britain was in the midst of its first prolonged heatwave since 2006.
In an online survey conducted by MSN on 17th July 2013, 81% of respondents said they believed hot workers should have the right to walk out if their employer fails to improve conditions.
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