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TERROR FEAR OVER WORK.

WORKERS are totally unprepared for a terrorist attack in the workplace, according to a survey by the GMB union.

More than 90pc of employees do not know what procedures to follow if a terrorist attack takes place and have received no guidance from their employer, the union found. It carried out a survey of 1,000 office workers across the UK. Eighty-nine per cent of UK employees have no idea what symptoms to look out for if they suspect a colleague has become exposed to a biological or chemical agent, the survey said. The union wants the Government to inform workers better about ``best practice'' in the event of a terrorist attack. ``Regrettably if we suffer another terrorist attack the likelihood is that most people will be at work when it happens.''
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 21, 2003
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