Connecting employment conditions and health inequalities

After the marathon Parliamentary debate on the back to work legislation for postal workers, it was interesting to come across this post from the Inequalities blog on the impact of unions on inequality. It talks about a recently released working paper, that investigates the impact of higher union density rates on the wages of non-union workers. This research is consistent with the role of unions in a model that was developed for the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health to describe the potential links between employment conditions and health inequalities in its employment conditions knowledge network report.  The report is available here.

The Wellesley Institute released a short report last December on the impact of our working lives on our health. You can read it here.

(This blog is cross-posted with www.talkingaboutjobs.ca)