Trade union representing Midwives and Maternity Support Workers confirms that employers must use pregnancy risk assessments to show how they are removing Covid risks for pregnant women at work.
Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces, especially where we have workplace Health & Safety reps. COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of having Health & Safety reps in every workplace.
Care worker wins £1,826 in unpaid wages after being unable to work due to her pregnancy and COVID-19.
Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the game for everyone when it comes to protecting yourself and your colleagues in the workplace. We are looking to recruit a Safety Representative in each of the over 900 workplaces where we have members.
All the main education trade unions have issued a joint statement today urging the government to rethink plans to ask schools to start to reopen from Monday 1 June.
Ministers must stop dodging the issue of safety and provide a clear explanation of how schools will keep pupils, staff and parents safe before any mass reopening.
Yesterday (Sunday 10 May) the Prime Minister announced what appear to be slight changes to the advice about work during the Coronavirus emergency. This is what he said on going to work: We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged […]
Lots of our members in the private sector have been put on ‘furlough’ leave by their employer, under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This means that, rather than be made redundant, they will be kept ‘on the books’ and the government will reimburse their employer for up to 80% of the their normal […]