Category Archives: Covid-19
3,000 fire and rescue personnel in coronavirus isolation as services pay the price for testing fiasco......
Fire and rescue personnel urgently need coronavirus testing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned, as services lose up to 12% of their firefighters and control staff to self-isolation.
Nearly 3,000 fire and rescue staff are in self-isolation and unable to work, representing 5.1% of the UK’s overall fire and rescue workforce. Just under 2,600 of them are operational firefighters and control staff, making up 5.3% of the total. Click here to read more.
‘Hand-to-mouth’ supply of protective gowns as NHS staff face lack of equipment amid virus crisis......
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.
Hazards Campaign raises concerns about vulnerability of employees who want to raise concerns over social distancing and hygiene. Click here to read more.
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.
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.
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.
Dirty air increases risk of respiratory problems that can be fatal for coronavirus patients. Click here to read more.
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.
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.