Private Sector Response

What are big companies doing or offering?

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Collections of Company Responses

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/news/industry-and-government-joint-statement-on-telecommunications-support-for-the-nhs
Telecommunications companies pledge to support the NHS by providing the connectivity it needs during COVID-19.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://businessresponsecovid.org.uk/
Platform for business responses during COVID-19 (have added to SME link dump but I think it's also bigger companies)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fEedCEuymNYlzkHdcEhymNkBO451FgVx84k5Fwpv9P8/edit#gid=0
UK Businesses Coronavirus Response for Workers- We are sourcing the reactions by employers (particularly big corporations and billionaire owned business) both good and bad to Coronavirus in the UK. This resource is being crowdsourced. Please try and check and include sources. Ultimately, the goal is to share this knowledge and organise mass boycotts of those treating their workers badly, and celebrate those who are enabling workers, their families and our communities to stay well.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/UKSaintsSinners
UK Saints and Sinners

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://candor.co/hiring-freezes/
Companies hiring and freezing due to the outbreak. Over 1,400 companies covered.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/aid-event/coronavirus-covid-19
This tracker is a compilation of publicly available and company-submitted data and may not be fully representative of all private sector giving.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.fastcompany.com/90482096/how-are-the-biggest-companies-treating-their-employees-during-the-coronavirus-crisis
How are the biggest companies treating their employees during the coronavirus crisis? This tracker collects the policy decisions of major U.S. companies as they adapt to the pandemic.

Survey of Company Responses

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”— http://bit.ly/2JbxyIoย 
Crowdsourcing the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in terms of business responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Google forms created so people can share their examples in regards to the treatment of customers ๐Ÿ”—(http://bit.ly/2JbxyIo) workers
๐Ÿ”— (http://bit.ly/2UJfFGz) and the wider community
๐Ÿ”— (http://bit.ly/2JaTTpy)

Cooperatives and Social Solidarity Enterprise Responses

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”— https://ilo.org/global/topics/cooperatives/news/WCMS_740254/lang--en/index.htm
From International Labour Organisationโ€™s Cooperatives Office, examples of coops and SSEs stepping up

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”— https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/cooperatives/news/WCMS_740095/lang--en/index.htm
Responses of the SEWA network of womens cooperatives in India

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”— https://coopseurope.coop/resources/news/covid-19-coop-response
โ€European hub to exchange good practices which are to be shared with colleagues on the way to express cooperative solidarityโ€

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”— https://www.tulankide.com/es/bexen-medical-producira-para-finales-de-abril-10-millones-de-mascarillas-quirurgicas-al-mes-para-el-gobierno-de-espana
Bexen Medical, part of Mondragon, making 10m surgical masks a month

Company Specific Responses

Airlines

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/CarlSul80702319/status/1241409664446877698
Easyjet will go ahead with a ยฃ174m dividend, including ยฃ60m which will go to its founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, payout to shareholders despite appealing for taxpayer support.

Financial Sector

The Barclays Foundation
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://home.barclays/news/press-releases/2020/04/barclays-launches-p100-million-covid-19-community-aid-package
๐Ÿ’ธยฃ100 million.
Barclays launches ยฃ100 million COVID-19 Community Aid Package. The Barclays Foundation, initially to provide a COVID-19 Community Aid Package of ยฃ100 million to charities working to support vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.

Food Producers, Retail and Delivery
see also:

๐Ÿ”— https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/delivery

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/DawnButlerBrent/status/1243201323048280066
McVities to pay all staff that are self isolating

Hospitality, Restaurants

Hotels

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/lloyd_rm/status/1245284034118385664
Brighton & Hove were about to agree use of Jurys Inns Hotels Brighton hotel (300 bed) for homeless and key workers. At last minute Juries Inn cancelled booking to get more money in gov furlough scheme, thus their hotel stands empty when we need it.

Restaurants

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/TobyJPeacock/status/1243183474145660932
Gordan Ramsey laying off staff

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/_ericblanc/status/1242795241117298688
Dominos staff striking

Bars and Pubs

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/nicktolhurst/status/1242366508782714885
Wetherspoons

Cinemas

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/BrexitBlocklist/status/1241426361513906177
Cineworld firing most staff

Media

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.thedailybeast.com/buzzfeed-slashing-employee-pay-amid-the-coronavirus-crisis?ref=author
Buzzfeed slashing senior staff pay

Pharma / Medical Supply

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/nonny_eze/status/1241364371919515648
Jhoots Pharmacy increasing prices

Retail

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/ITVJoel/status/1242479767531610115
Sports Direct increasing prices

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/ianhf/status/1242357004590440448
Sports direct

Tech Platforms

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/a-message-from-our-ceo-and-founder
Amazon official response

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/AMZNforClimate/status/1243641167402524674
Stories from our coworkers in Amazon warehouses about their working conditions during the pandemic. Amazon is not taking adequate steps to protect its workers.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1245125470972076033
Listen to the powerful words of this Amazon employee in New York, where workers walked off the job to demand better safety precautions in response to COVID-19

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5dm8bx/leaked-amazon-memo-details-plan-to-smear-fired-warehouse-organizer-hes-not-smart-or-articulate?utm_campaign=sharebutton
Leaked Amazon Memo Details Plan to Smear Fired Warehouse Organizer: โ€˜Heโ€™s Not Smart or Articulateโ€™- Written notes from the meeting, attended by CEO Jeff Bezos, detail Amazon's strategy to fight union organizing, as well as efforts to obtain COVID-19 tests and protective masks for workers.

Telecommunication

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://medium.com/wearesnook/uk-mobile-operators-give-free-access-to-nhs-websites-digital-inclusion-in-times-of-crisis-4236f7dceadc
Digital inclusion in times of crisis โ€” UK mobile operators give free access to NHS websites

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remain our top priority. The work we do is critical to millions of people and companies around the world, and weโ€™re committed to being there when our customers and colleagues need us most. Hereโ€™s how weโ€™re responding.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.ctia.org/managing_our_wireless_networks-covid-19
The wireless industry is taking all necessary steps to maintain our networks as Americans increase their reliance on wireless service to stay connected, continue learning and work from home.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cloudflare.com/builtforthis/
How is Cloudflare helping protect the Internet during the Coronavirus emergency?