Monday, September 28, 2009

Unions Put Foot Down on Footware

From Inga Ting @ The Age:
Women may no longer need servants and canes to help them walk in high heels, but the difficulties and dangers associated with this ancient practice have caused British unions to put their foot down – and Australian unions and health professionals are backing their cause.

The British move was officially supported this month at a Unions NSW meeting, though a spokesman said no similar motion requiring employers to carry out risk assessments on footwear would be tabled.

Nevertheless, Unions NSW Secretary Mark Lennon says if high heels are an issue for working women, the union would take it up.

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