Category Archives: Covid-19

‘Hand-to-mouth’ supply of protective gowns as NHS staff face lack of equipment amid virus crisis......

Medical staff are facing a shortage of gowns as they tackle coronavirus with the supply described as “hand-to-mouth”, according to the chief executive of NHS Providers.  Click here to read more.

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Petition To Bart’s Health Trust......

Waltham Forest Trades Council aims to raise a campaign to help get adequate PPE for all staff at Whipps Cross. There are lots of petitions going around – but this is different.

They point out that the money is there to finance PPE. They say cancel the PFI debt and use the money to buy PPE, and to encourage local industries to switch to producing PPE items.

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Whistleblowers ‘need a hotline’ to report employers’ poor practices......

Hazards Campaign raises concerns about vulnerability of employees who want to raise concerns over social distancing and hygiene.  Click here to read more.

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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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