Coronavirus: Tube drivers sent home after raising safety concerns over lockdown easing......

At least 30 Tube drivers were sent home from work on Monday after they expressed concerns about safety of themselves and their passengers, a trade union has said, as more people return to work after the coronavirus lockdown begins to ease in England.  Click here to read more.

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Photo taken outside Whipps Cross Hospital......

photo courtesy of Mick Holder

 

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Your MP can protect the NHS from trade deals – tell them how......

The Trade Bill is coming back to Parliament on Wednesday 20th May, and still contains no protection for our NHS!

This is URGENT – Ask your MP now to speak up in the debate and demand that the Trade Bill is amended to protect the NHS.  Click here to read more

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Labour to plan green economic rescue from coronavirus crisis......

Labour is drawing up ambitious proposals to rescue the post-coronavirus economy with a radical green recovery plan focused on helping young people who lose their jobs by retraining them in green industries.

Seeking to seize the initiative on the country’s future direction once the pandemic abates, Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, has called for the plans to include creating a “zero-carbon army of young people” doing work such as planting trees, insulating buildings and working on green technologies.  Click here to read more.

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Thousands of doctors have ‘little or no confidence’ in the NHS’ ability to provide safe patient care......

Thousands of doctors have told a BMA survey they have no confidence in being able to manage patient demand in the coming weeks and that caring for those with Covid-19 has severely impacted the treatment and care available for other patients.

More than ten thousand doctors took part in the survey over two thirds said they had either little or no confidence that the expected demand could be properly managed.

Over 50 percent said the care for patients without Covid-19 already suffering with the situation in their hospital Trust, GP practice or local NHS was getting worse.  Click here to read more.

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Tracing is ‘every country’s top requirement’, says WHO envoy......

Trace and isolate is “the most important requirement right now in every country” to tackle COVID-19, warned David Nabarro, coronavirus special envoy to the World Health Organization.  Click here to read more.

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Unions tell staff ‘not to engage’ with plan for 1 June school openings......

UK government proposals, including class sizes of 15, branded unfeasible by unions.  Click here to read more.

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A pay freeze is no way to reward public sector workers for putting their lives on the line......

It beggars belief that the government would consider freezing the pay of public sector workers at a time like this.  Click here to read more.

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Can I refuse to work because of coronavirus? We explain your rights......

What are your rights if you refuse to work because of safety concerns over coronavirus at your workplace?

Last night, the prime minister encouraged workers who can’t work from home and who don’t work in industries that are closed down to return to work.

This announcement took unions and employers by surprise – and it poses a serious threat to workers’ safety. 

So what are workers’ rights to refuse to work if they are worried?

Above all: all workers have a right to be safe at work, wherever they work and whatever they do. Coronavirus does not change this. Click here to read more.

 

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Coronavirus: Classes should have only 15 pupils and drop off times staggered, new government guidance says......

Classes sizes should be limited to 15 children, desks and pupils kept two metres apart, and drop-off and pick-up times staggered when primary schools return, new government guidance says.  Click here to read more.

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