Workers, Cooperatives & Unions
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🇺🇸🔗Survey for Nightlife Workers, Freelancers, and Businesses Impacted
🇺🇸🔗Support Workers in Crisis
🇺🇸🔗#Service2Service: Support for Service Industry/Gig/Freelance Workers during COVID-19
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Call to Action
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.
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📅 Deadline 26 April 2020
Crowdsourced live data about layoffs from tech startups since the pandemic was declared.
Advice and Guidelines
🇬🇧🔗Advice for co‑ops - Co-operatives UK
Advice for cooperatives in response to Coronavirus
Coronavirus outbreak: keeping workers safe
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)
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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
🇬🇧 🔗 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.
How to Organise Remotely
✉️ 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
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
SEWA Cooperative Federation on health, livelihood and social protection strategies for immediate and long-term relief among informal women workers
🇬🇧🔗Standing together: What financial support is Government offering workers, freelancers and businesses affected by COVID-19?
Financial support for workers and freelancer
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.
Angry Workers World
We are the workers support group
✉️ [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.
🇬🇧 🔗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
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Impact on Workers
Crowdsourced record of workers dying of COVID-19 or falling ill at work
Strikes During the Outbreak
Platform for news and anaylsis of the corona regime and working class struggles around the world
Independent coverage and critical analysis of world politics and current affairs from a radical social movement perspective
Strikes during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic
IndustriALL Global Union
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
COVID-19 support and guidance
United Voices of the World
Bakers, Food and allied workers union
Communication Workers Union
Fire Brigades Union
National Education Union
Public and Commercial Services Union (Civil service)
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Australian Workers' Union
Low Wage Workers Face Brunt of Conronavirus Crisis
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📅 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.
Amazon workers plan nationwide protest