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From 6pm on Tuesday 7 April all parks in Waltham Forest will close from 6pm......

As the borough works to stamp out antisocial behaviour and address complaints of people gathering and not following Government advice. They will close at 6pm each evening and reopen by 9am each morning. All playgrounds and sports grounds still remain closed and cannot be used at any time.  Click here to read more.

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ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment......

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.  Click here to read more.

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London bus drivers to be provided protection against COVID-19......

In light of recent disheartening news in relation to  the death of 8 London bus drivers during the COVID-19 pandemic, I strongly believe measures need to be taken to protect our essential bus drivers, who are responsible for allowing key workers to complete their daily journeys.  Click here to read more and sign the petition.

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Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates, study finds......

Dirty air increases risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients.  Click here to read more.

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Hazards Campaign Statement – Deadly failures have placed millions of workers at unnecessary coronavirus exposure risk......

Deadly failures have placed millions of workers at unnecessary coronavirus exposure risk.  Click here to read more.

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TUC calls for “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people through coronavirus outbreak......

The TUC has today (Monday) called for an “emergency” boost to Universal Credit to help people get through the coronavirus outbreak.   Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: A joint statement between HSE, the TUC and the CBI......

This is an extremely worrying time for firms and workers. We know many workers, union reps and employers have questions and concerns about safe working – especially for those continuing to work away from home.

This joint statement between the Health and Safety Executive, the TUC and the CBI is intended to clarify the position. The health and safety of workers remains paramount. Employers are and must continue to provide workers with information about risks to their health and the actions their employers must take.  Click here to read more.

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SEND cuts voted through......

Waltham Forest Council has agreed cuts to funding for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – despite appeals by parents.  Click here to read more.

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PPE Alert: Tell us what’s happening at work......

We know how concerned you are about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to you.

We want to collect stories from as many workers as possible so that we can make sure the prime minister and other senior politicians hear what you have to say. You are in the front line – your views are the only ones that matter in this.  Click here to read more and complete the form.

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Coronavirus: What’s happening where you work?......

The coronavirus crisis has turned the UK upside down in a matter of weeks.

Many employers have quickly acted to safeguard their workers’ health and livelihoods, with distancing measures and protective equipment, or guaranteeing full pay for workers who are sent home.

But there has been shocking behaviour by some bosses – keeping workplaces open when government guidance is to close, laying workers off with no pay, or failing to introduce measures to slow the spread of contamination.

Unions are pushing for fair treatment for everyone at work. But we need to know more about what the problems are.

If you have concerns about how your employer is responding to coronavirus, please fill out our survey.  Click here to read more.

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