Workers, Cooperatives & Unions

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—Survey for Nightlife Workers, Freelancers, and Businesses Impacted

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—Support Workers in Crisis

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—#Service2Service: Support for Service Industry/Gig/Freelance Workers during COVID-19



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See also:

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

Call to Action


Unison

๐Ÿ”—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 โ€“ your views are the only ones that matter in this. We canโ€™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.


Layoffs FYI

๐Ÿ”— https://layoffs.fyi/tracker/

โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

๐Ÿ“… Deadline 26 April 2020

Crowdsourced live data about layoffs from tech startups since the pandemic was declared.

Advice and Guidelines 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—Advice for coโ€‘ops - Co-operatives UK

Advice for cooperatives in response to Coronavirus


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.lrdpublications.org.uk/publications.php?pub=LR&iss=2013&id=idm8408480&fromopp=y

Coronavirus outbreak: keeping workers safe


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerf2QzafRMvvM1zjr8Oynz4ZYZ_bQ1U0cKJ5eeWclnT8yCgA/viewform

Organize your Workplace against COVID-19 / Organice su lugar de trabajo contra el COVID-19


Legal advice for cooperatives and mutuals during this period (UK)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://bateswells.co.uk/2020/03/governance-and-solvency-a-coronavirus-guide-for-public-service-mutuals-and-co-operatives/

โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

Information for mutuals and co-operatives concerned about solvency and wondering how to approach it in the immediate crisis caused by the coronavirus shutdown.


Get An Isolation Note

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ”— https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

Use this service if you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.


Mental Health

Please see:

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/mental-health

How to Organise Remotely

Organise

๐Ÿ”— https://www.organise.org.uk/

โœ‰๏ธ Nat Whalley

We're a community of people working to help every person in the UK get a fair deal at work. Anyone can start a campaign for free on Organise, and our staff and volunteers will help you every step of the way.


Actionbuilder.org Quick Start Remote Organising

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gyFDNX13eP1WUw4iaGmM42JVdzQlANrSc_8xV0mbp70/edit?usp=sharing

A preview of a new toolset built by organizers, for organizers, to help you manage relationships and robust networks to build power.

Support for Workers and Employees

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.ilo.org/global/topics/cooperatives/news/WCMS_740095/lang--en/index.htm

SEWA Cooperative Federation on health, livelihood and social protection strategies for immediate and long-term relief among informal women workers


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—Standing together: What financial support is Government offering workers, freelancers and businesses affected by COVID-19?

Financial support for workers and freelancer


๐Ÿ”—https://covoucher20.org

๐Ÿ”—https://join.slack.com/t/covoucher/shared_invite/zt-cry944zn-TgdSDJL9OGp8FiA~38NgUw

We are mitigating the economic effects of lockdowns and supporting local businesses by letting consumers buy vouchers to use after the crisis. If the Great Depression is any guidance, millions of people are at risk of losing their homes, and we need those homes to contain the virus.


๐Ÿ”—https://angryworkersworld.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/discussing-the-covid-19-regime-from-a-revolutionary-working-class-perspective-in-seven-steps/?fbclid=IwAR2qjcsn4kMlZKa3Ri4Y3qJJYO4G13GYUK8tGGrIQIrsnh_xpRIIJZtwoe4

Angry Workers World


๐Ÿ”—https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupportgroupforworkers/

We are the workers support group


Fairwork

๐Ÿ”—https://fair.work/

โœ‰๏ธ [email protected] @towardsfairwork

Fairwork is committed to highlighting best and worst practices in the emerging platform economy. The group brings together the International Labour Organisation (ILO), platforms, workers, trade unions, regulators, and academics to set global principles and give ratings for fair work in the platform economy.


Covidsecurecheck.uk

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ”—https://covidsecurecheck.uk/ Crowdsourced database of employer risk assessments. Check whether your employer has published a COVID-secure risk assessment and how it compares to others in your sector. Join the survey panel to help build a picture of workplace compliance with safe working guidance. Alpha version service managed by the TUC.

Private Sector Response

Please see :

๐Ÿ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/private-sector

Impact on Workers

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aGSFDB7Rv0Lc69PqNxPorv2QCfwD09llFA1uUh2D0ps/htmlview

Crowdsourced record of workers dying of COVID-19 or falling ill at work


Strikes During the Outbreak

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://feverstruggle.net/category/reports/

Platform for news and anaylsis of the corona regime and working class struggles around the world

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://roarmag.org

Independent coverage and critical analysis of world politics and current affairs from a radical social movement perspective

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strikes_during_the_2020_coronavirus_pandemic

Strikes during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic

Union responses

IndustriALL Global Union

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—http://www.industriall-union.org/covid-19

The novel Coronavirus, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is leading to an unfolding public health, economic and employment crisis. Unions around the world are responding to the rapidly evolving situation, defending workers' rights and promoting social solidarity. This page will provide real time updates of union responses to the crisis from around the world.

The United Kingdom


๐Ÿ”—https://labourunions.org.uk/covid-19-member-support-guidance/

COVID-19 support and guidance


United Voices of the World

๐Ÿ”—https://www.uvwunion.org.uk/covid19


Unison

๐Ÿ”—https://www.unison.org.uk/coronavirus-rights-work/ 


Unite

๐Ÿ”—https://unitetheunion.org/media/2949/004-unitecoronavirusguide-20-03-18-v6c.pdf 


USDAW

๐Ÿ”—https://www.usdaw.org.uk/About-Us/News/2020/Mar/Coronavirus-Advice-for-Usdaw-Members


TSSA

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”— https://www.tssa.org.uk/en/help-legal-advice/coronavirus/index.cfm


GMB

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gmb.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-what-members-need-know


Bakers, Food and allied workers union

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.bfawu.org/contact_guidance_for_bfawu_members_and_representatives


Community

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://community-tu.org/advice-centre/coronavirus


Communication Workers Union

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/DaveWardGS/status/1240388752977145856


Fire Brigades Union

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2020/03/16/covid-19-firefighters-should-cease-non-essential-interactions-public-union-says


Musicians Union

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/coronavirus 


RMT

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/covid-19--rmt-update/


National Education Union

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://neu.org.uk/coronavirus


Public and Commercial Services Union (Civil service)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/coronavirus-pcs-demands-culture-workers%E2%80%99-pay-is-not-affected


Prospect Union

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://prospect.org.uk/topic/covid-19-coronavirus/


IWGB

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://iwgb.org.uk/post/5e720a4a3e608/deliveroo-covid-19-hardship-fu


UPHD

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.uphd.org/news-posts/mps-back-uphd-call-on-private-hire-operators-to-compensate-drivers-in-the-event-of-coronavirus-infection




๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia


Australian Council of Trade Unions

๐Ÿ”— https://www.actu.org.au/coronavirus


Australian Workers' Union

๐Ÿ”— https://www.awu.net.au/covid-19.html



News coverage

Low Wage Workers Face Brunt of Conronavirus Crisis

๐Ÿ”— https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-have-bills-i-have-to-pay-low-wage-workers-face-brunt-of-coronavirus-crisis-11584719927

โœ‰๏ธ [email protected]

๐Ÿ“… 20 March 2020 (published)

As Coronavirus shutdowns halt commerce across the U.S., low-wage workers, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck, are being quickly stung. Contains good data and charts.


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/20/amazon-warehouse-workers-plan-national-coronavirus-protest.html

https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1252611255350657027

Amazon workers plan nationwide protest