Category Archives: Covid-19

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......

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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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London coronavirus cases surge threatens to see 10pm curfew and local lockdowns brought in......

A surge of Covid-19 in London is to be confirmed in official figures today – putting the capital city on track for curbs on socialising and nights out in around a fortnight.  Click here to read more.

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London coronavirus cases: Number of weekly cases up in 23 boroughs as Enfield sees infections surge by 145%......

Infection rates in 21 boroughs are above the Government’s threshold for imposing travel quarantine restrictions.  Click here to read more.

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Petition: Force companies to publish their Covid safety plans......

Back up government guidance with legal force, so bad employers can’t get away with hiding their coronavirus risk assessments from staff and customers.  Click here to read more.

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Studies undermine Williamson’s ‘Little evidence’ claim on school risks......

Hazards Campaign news. 

A series of studies, including two in recent days from UK experts, discredit claims by education secretary Gavin Williamson that there is ‘little evidence’ of a Covid-19 transmission risk in schools, workplace safety advocates have warned.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus infection rates rise in most London boroughs......

Alarming figures show coronavirus infection rates have increased in most London boroughs.

Seventeen of the capital’s 32 boroughs have higher infection rates in the past seven days than they did the week prior, figures from Public Health England show.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: Teachers’ union urges clarity on school reopening......

Teachers and parents need “greater clarity” on the reopening of schools amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the head of a leading teachers’ union says.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during the pandemic......

Equality is one of UNISON’s core values and since 2016 we have run an annual survey asking members about their experiences of equality and discrimination at work.

With so many UNISON members on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, this year we want to hear from you about your experiences during the crisis. The results will be used to direct our work with government, employers and others in keeping workers safe and fighting for better conditions at work.  Click here to read more.

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Covid Secure check......

The TUC are building a database to show what employers are doing to meet their safety obligations.

They are also asking people to take a short survey about how safe their workplace is. This will help them measure how safe different jobs are during the pandemic, as people go back to work.

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