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πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/unemployment

See also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/workers

Official Guidance

UK Government's Self Employment Scheme

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme
How to apply and official guidance

UK Government's Advice for Employees

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees
General advice for employees

US Department of Labour

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
Guidance on benefits for workers

Support and Help

Support Guides General

AJC Guide

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://andrewjamescrawford.com/coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme-explained/
Simple Guide to the UK self employment scheme

Support

ance From Companies

Deliveroo Guide to Coronavirus

πŸ”—https://roocommunity.com/staying-safe-during-coronavirus/
Guidance on accessing government support, staying safe during pickups, etc

Uber guidance for Drivers on Coronavirus

πŸ”—https://help.uber.com/driving-and-delivering/article/coronavirus-health-and-safety-guidance?nodeId=17f69f1b-0727-44a5-a5d6-ec0047036b34
Guidance on driving and safety

Uber guidance for UK Drivers

πŸ”—https://www.uber.com/en-GB/blog/covid-update/
FAQs blog including guidance for compensation schemes

Information on Amazon's response to COVID-19 for employees

πŸ”—https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/amazons-actions-to-help-employees-communities-and-customers-affected-by-covid-19
Informational blog on Amazon's key actions for employees

Amazon Testing Lab

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35547368
Amazon building it's own testing lab for staff

Amazon increase staff wages by Β£2/hour

πŸ”—https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/21/amazon-gives-warehouse-delivery-staff-2-hour-pay-rise-12589428/
Amazon have increased the pay for employees in fulfilment centres and delivery roles, adding a further Β£2 per hour on top of the current starting rate of Β£10.50 for the London area and Β£9.50 for the rest of the UK.

Financial support

Amazon Emergency Relief Fund

πŸŒπŸ”—https://amazonrelieffund.org/
Info on how to apply for grants supporting Amazon Flex Delivery Partners, Delivery Service Partner Delivery Associates, Temporary Associates employed by eligible staffing agencies, and drivers of eligible line haul partners under financial distress due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or quarantine.Β $25M USD fund.

Financial assistance form for Uber drivers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://help.uber.com/en-GB/driving-and-delivering/article/coronavirus-financial-assistance-policy-uk?nodeId=05df71c3-f041-4c21-8174-31016bccdf88
In addition to AXA, Uber will also provide you with Β£100 per week for up to 14 days if you actively drive with Uber and get diagnosed with COVID-19 or are placed in quarantine.

Deliveroo Rider support

πŸ”—https://roocommunity.com/covid-19-coronavirus-faqs/
Information on applying to the Deliveroo rider support fund


specialising in the Gig Economy

Independent Workers

πŸŒŽπŸ”—https://www.uvwunion.org.uk/
A Grassroots Trade Union of Migrant and precarious workers

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”— https://iwgb.org.uk/
Representing Deliveroo and Uber Drivers

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://twitter.com/AMZNforClimate?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Trade Union Group for Amazon workers based in the USA

GMB

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.gmb.org.uk/news/coronavirus-threat-leaves-gig-economy-workers-abandoned-and-penniless
Page with advice for workers and information for gig workers for Hermes,Yodel etc.

Unison - call for PPE shortages

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.unison.org.uk/coronavirus-rights-work/trouble-getting-personal-protection-equipment-ppe/
Unison are collecting stories from as many workers as possible so that we can make sure the prime minister and other senior politicians hear what you have to say. You are in the front line – your views are the only ones that matter in this. We can’t reply to you individually but, if you fill in this form, we will make sure that what you say is heard by the politicians.

Support


Corona specific

Self Employed Tax and HMRC Corona support
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/tommystax/
A Facebook Group for people needing self employed tax advice and support during the Coronavirus


Delivery


πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—


A Facebook group for delivery and courier drivers in the UK

UK Couriers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/1658271327817873/
A Facebook Group for UK couriers

UberEats and Deliveroo Partners

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/1735962136664169/
A Facebook Group for people working for UberEats and Deliveroo

Uber UK Drivers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/420784005303840/
A Facebook Group for Uber Drivers in the UK

Amazon Flex Delivery Drivers

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmazonFlexDeliveryDrivers/
A Facebook Group for Amazon delivery drivers

Show support for your Hermes courier

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/378031449207012
A Facebook Group to show support for your Hermes courier

Diary of a Hermes Courier

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/464202217114739
Facebook Group to support Hermes Couriers in their work

Other

Amazon Warehouse Employees

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/593394484356016
A Facebook Group for Amazon Warehouse employees.

Utility and Roadworkers, Lads and Gangs

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/UtilityLads
A group for all the utility lads. Gangs, reinstaters, grab drivers , jcb drivers etc.

Analysis

WEF Reasearch

πŸ”—https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/gig-workers-hardest-hit-coronavirus-pandemic/
WEF research finds that gig workers are hardest hit by Coronavirus

Delivery Drivers struggling in Britain

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/23/uber-eats-and-deliveroo-riders-in-uk-struggling-as-takeout-orders-fall.html
As Takeaways plummet, delivery drivers struggle