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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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Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC......

“Britain is indebted to its army of minimum wage heroes. Many – including care workers and supermarket staff – are currently on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus. They deserve every penny of this increase, and more.   Click here to read more.

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Protective equipment shortage facing Waltham Forest and Redbridge care home workers......

Councils do not have enough protective equipment to keep those in care homes safe from the coronavirus pandemic.  Click here to read more.

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Introducing new remote learning opportunities......

UNISON has joined with Skills Academy to give members access to over 500 online courses.  Click here to read more.

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Local Service Champions......

The people who make our lives better, from dawn to dusk.  It’s not just health workers.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council aims to suspend all roadworks to protect staff......

Waltham Forest aims to shut down all roadworks today due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents had previously criticised the council for continuing to allow construction workers to work on road improvement schemes, including the “Mini-Holland”.  Click here to read more.

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Opinion: Official line needed now on site closures......

In times of crisis you need leadership.

The construction industry is getting none.

The government needs to act now and rule what sites and companies are key to the economy and should still be working.

Instead one of the country’s biggest industries has been left in limbo by politicians making-up policy on the hoof.  Click here to read more.

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Show support for ‘amazing’ NHS staff risking their lives on front line, says UNISON......

Everyone across the country is being urged to join a mass round of applause later today (Thursday) for NHS and care staff in a campaign backed by UNISON.  Click here to read more.

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AGM 10th March 2020......

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Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff, says UNISON......

Businesses including retail outlets, bars and gyms are being urged to make their now empty car parks available to all health and care employees to use without charge, says UNISON.  Click here to read more.

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