Category Archives: Covid-19

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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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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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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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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