TUC calls for long Covid to be urgently recognised as a disability to prevent “massive” discrimination
Notes to editors:
-The TUC’s report into long Covid and working people can be found here: https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-06/Formatted%20version%20of%20Long%20Covid%20report%20-%20v1.3.pdf.
The TUC conducted research using a self-selecting online survey in order to better understand the experiences of workers who have, or have had, ongoing symptoms after having Covid-19 – commonly known as ‘long Covid’. The survey was open between 3 April and 27 May 2021 and was promoted on social media, through affiliated unions and Long Covid support groups. We received 3,557 responses from people who self-reported that they had had Covid-19. Of these, 3,296 were from people who self-reported that they had Long Covid.
- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.