Category Archives: Covid-19

16 January 2021 – Online conference: Organising for Zero Covid......

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VENTING | Coronavirus risks are mostly up in the air......

Hands, face, space. We all know the mantra. But you can’t stop breathing and if the workplace air is going nowhere and is chock-full of coronavirus, you’ll still be at risk.  Click here to read more.

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We need full lockdown to deal with new virus strain, expert says......

Lockdown and the tier system is a “blunt instrument” of last resort when the pandemic could have been managed with a better run test and trace system, argued Sir David King.

The former chief scientific advisor and chair of Independent Sage told Sky News on Monday (21 December) that tier 4 in London and the South East was put in place too late, and that the country now needed to go into lockdown.

He said experts knew three weeks ago a new strain of the virus had emerged and added it was “almost certainly” present throughout the country. But Westminster had a track record of doing “far too little, far too late”.  Click here to read more.

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Latest Covid hotspots in Waltham Forest and Redbridge......

The London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge continue to have some of the highest coronavirus rates in London.

Government figures show much of east London is a hotspot for Covid-19 – the infection rates are so high in Havering, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, and Barking & Dagenham, it could push the capital into tougher tier 3 restrictions later this week.  Click here to read more.

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Take action for a Zero Covid strategy (Hazards campaign)......

Saturday 14th November at 11am

We don’t have to live with the virus.  Other countries have beaten it, and we can too, with a Zero Covid strategy.

Here’s how you can get involved now, on Saturday and beyond.

11am online rally

At 11am there is an online rally with an amazing line-up of speakers and a Q&A. 

  • Dr Gabriel Scally, who led the production of Independent SAGE’s Zero Covid report (personal capacity)
  • Janet Newsham from the Hazards Campaign
  • Larissa Kennedy, President of the National Union of Students (personal capacity)
  • Clare Rayner from the Long Covid campaign
  • Daniel Kebede, Senior Vice-President of the National Education Union (personal capacity)
  • Elane Heffernan, Chair of the University and College Union’s Disabled Members Committee (personal capacity)
  • Dalbir Dhillon, Vice-Chair of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union’s Manchester Victoria branch (personal capacity)
  • Dr Emma Runswick, junior doctor and member of the British Medical Association’s National Council (personal capacity)

There will be time for attendees to participate in a Q&A too.

Click here to find out more and register.

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“COVID Transmission and Killer Workplaces”......

Major new film from Reel News and the Hazards Campaign

As the UK enters a second national lockdown, a major new film from Reel News with the Hazards Campaign is released today. It explains what is being ignored – that the main source of COVID transmission is via workplaces, through airborne transmission. It also shows what we can do about it, with inspiring stories of workplace organisation and collective action …  Click here to read more.

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Webinar: Dying to Save Lives (public procurement)......

28 October 202010:00am–11:00am

COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on how hundreds of thousands of workers are severely exploited, enslaved even, to make our PPE and other essential work tools.  Click here to read more and register.

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Webinar: Dying to Save Lives (public procurement)......

28 October 202010:00am–11:00am

COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on how hundreds of thousands of workers are severely exploited, enslaved even, to make our PPE and other essential work tools.  Click here to read more and to register.

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Raise a toast to public track and trace......

Campaign group We Own It wants people to invite their MP to join the toast on Friday, to build support for a proper, public track and trace system.  Click here to read more.

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Fighting blockades & COVID-19: Why US sanctions in Latin America must end online event 3 October......

Hosted by Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

In the depths of a global health crisis international co-operation can save lives. But while Cuba has sent medical brigades to help fight COVID-19 in 38 countries, the US government under Donald Trump has tightened sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, preventing access to vital PPE and ventilators. In the run up to the presidential elections, Trump has courted the most right-wing and reactionary sectors of the Latino diaspora with promises of more intervention and aggression.  Click here to read more and register.

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