Wales TUC is working with Welsh Government and other organisations to support workers in Wales affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The UK Government needs to prioritise:
Our General Secretary Shavanah Taj is calling for more support for NHS and other key workers, including testing and pastoral care.
Everyone is wondering how we are going to survive the coming months, worrying about job security or the challenges of working from home and being with family 24/7. But there are ways that you can protect your mental health and even lead to a growth in your mental wellbeing.
Contact your union rep or official for advice on how coronavirus may affect you at work.
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The TUC has produced extensive guidance for trade union reps. It is designed to give you an understanding of the workplace issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also provide support in being effective at negotiating with employers steps that can be taken to best protect the health and safety of the workforce.
We held a webinar for union reps about Covid-19 at work. The TUC's Health and Safety Officer, Shelly Asquith, answered questions from reps.
Covid-19 will mean many workers are asked to work from home. We've put together some tips for people who are working from home for the first time.
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Senedd Research blog has compiled a useful list of where you can find information on topics including housing, benefits, health and education.
At least 90,000 workers in Wales are not eligible for Statutory Sick Pay. And, at £94.24 a week, our rate of sick pay is nowhere near enough.
The UK government should introduce emergency legislation that:
If you have children, you may need to take time off due to nurseries and schools being closed.
You may have the right to take unpaid leave, if you've worked for your employer for 12 months or more. Your contract should confirm if you have this right, but you can also contact your union rep or manager if you’re unsure.
However, some workers don't have these rights, and face months without pay. Nobody should face losing their income or job for doing the right thing.
We’re calling for the UK Government to temporarily introduce guaranteed paid parental leave for one for one primary carer. They should reimburse employers, like they currently do for maternity leave.