COVID-19: TAKE ACTION TO WIN SAFE WORKPLACES

Government advice is that we should all be staying at home unless absolutely necessary. We want to make sure you do not lose pay for doing the right thing keeping yourself and others safe!

Some people will need to go out to work as they do essential work, if this is you we need to make sure your work and workplace are as safe as possible.

COVID-19: TAKE ACTION TO WIN SAFE WORKPLACES

Has your boss:

  • Guaranteed full pay (not Statutory Sick Pay, SSP) and no disciplinary action for all workers from day one of any absence, including self-isolation without symptoms?
  • Taken necessary precautions to minimise the risk of exposure?
  • Made arrangements for workers whose children’s schools have closed?

Some company’s already have arrangements in place others don’t, either way we can help!
If not, there are actions that you and your workmates can take.

Contact Lambeth UNISON! Rcashman@lambeth.gov.uk Shannah@lambeth.gov.uk

Elect a health and safety representative. You have the right to do this even if there is not a recognised trade union in your workplace.

Draw up a list of demands and table them to your boss. Speak to us if you want help.

Where you believe that you are in serious and imminent danger,  you can refuse to work. Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 says that you can remove yourself from a workplace if you are in imminent danger.

You have the legal right to do all these things.

Stay safe,

Ruth and Simon

Stop the Tories new anti union laws!

Johnson’s government has pledged to introduce even more restrcitive anti union laws to make effective strikes on transport unlawful. This is a direct attack on workers democratic rights.

Although the clear target is the RMT and other unions on the under ground, the proposed laws will target all transport workers, including trains and buses.

An initial meeting at Islington Trades Council agreed to establish a network of trade unionists and campaigners to oppose the new law and counter the anti working class arguments from the right wing and the millionaire press. The Free Our Unions campaign, which Lambeth Unison supports, has also been calling for joint activity involving unions and campaign groups to resist new anti-union laws, and will be promoting the meeting on 11 February.

Come to UNISON office at Blue Star House, Stockwell Road, SW9 9SP at 7pm on Tuesday 11 February. The more union branches and campaigners come, the stronger we are.

There are plans for rallies across the capital and a protest march as well. But we need to be creative and think how we can resist this new law, not just protest it.

Facebook event here