Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update
Last Friday, we won.
The Chancellor announced that the government will pay 80% of the wages of employees unable to work because of the coronavirus.

We are glad that the government is listening to the trade union movement. But there is still a lot of uncertainty for workers and their families.

Now more than ever, reps are vital to supporting workers. That’s why, tomorrow, we’re answering your questions on coronavirus at work.

Join us at 2pm Tuesday 24th March for our next webinar and get all the information you need.

This week, we’re joined by:
Sian Elliott, Women’s Equality Policy Officer
Shelly Asquith, Health and Safety Officer
Tim Sharp, Senior Employment Rights Officer
And our host, Anna Kalsi, E-Learning Support Officer

If you’re a union representative, you’re entitled to paid release from work to take part in this webinar. Talk to your employer.

Join our private Facebook group for members and reps –

COVID-19 Coronavirus – Guide for Union Reps – TUC –

COVID-19 Maternity FAQs – Maternity Action –

How to manage anxiety and isolation during quarantine –

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind –

Myth Busters – World Health Organisation –

Official list of key workers who can still send children to school – The Guardian  –

Check the latest guidance on staying at home from the NHS –

Check out the latest posts on our closed forum for union reps –

Watch the recording of our first Coronavirus at Work webinar – and download the slides here


What we’re doing
Since last week, the trade union movement has won 80% wage subsidies – we’re calling for government to extend this to the self-employed –

We’re calling for emergency time-limited measures to make sure parents don’t lose jobs or pay during school or nursery closures – sign the petition –

We’re demanding decent #SickPayForAll – you can sign the petition here. –


Register for the Webinar –


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