• Fair pay and conditions for keyworkers
    If workers are considered key during a pandemic they should be treated fairly.
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    Created by danny bean
  • Compensation pay for key workers working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Essential workers who are unable work from home have been subject to a significant increase in risk to their health, wellbeing and stress levels, as well as the increased risk of viral transmission to vulnerable and elderly family members. In addition to the aforementioned, many have experienced additional complexity of tasks and working practices, with no change to their pay or improvement of their working conditions. Essential workers who have kept services open and operating should be compensated for their roles throughout the pandemic at an enhanced rate of pay , or holidays in lue, at a percentage of hours worked throughout the pandemic and lockdown periods.
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    Created by James Chapman
  • Union recognition for all Cambridge University staff
    Recognition is the situation where employers and unions agree on a joint framework, under which unions have the right to be consulted and to negotiate over working conditions and policy. This greatly benefits the University - drawing on the expertise of its staff. It is a normal expectation in our sector, and is internationally recognised within several International Labour Organization conventions (C87 and C98). Without recognition, staff are denied the right for their representatives to sit on important decision-making committees, to collectively bargain with the university, and to have access to important documents that underpin policy changes that materially impact the working lives of staff. It is no accident that Cambridge lags behind many other universities in the sector, offering lower than average rates of pay and subjecting staff to increased precarity through the use of casualised contracts, fixed-term contracts, and open-ended contracts that have insecurity built into them. Many of these issues are felt most strongly by the very sections of staff to which the University is refusing union recognition. Whether we know it or not, we have all felt the impact of union non-recognition over the past year. The pandemic and the university’s response to it has ushered in dramatic changes to our working lives, from sudden unemployment, to working through the night or struggling to balance work with care responsibilities. Union recognition could have significantly improved this experience, granting union representatives the right to be included in important health and safety decisions that were made throughout the year. It is time for all of this to change. It is time for the University of Cambridge to respect its workforce and recognise all staff unions. Whether you are a union member or not, we all have a right to join a union and we all deserve those unions to be recognised by our employer.
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    Created by Cambridge UCU Picture
  • Piccadilly Market, St James Church
    Traders at Piccadilly Market were given a letter from Revd Lucy Winkett on 17th December 2020 advising them they can no longer trade after 23rd December 2020 - just one weeks notice!!! This was a bombshell for all the people whose livelihoods depend on trading in this market These people are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts etc who have been employed there for many, many years. There was no consultation, no communication and it is grossly unfair and immoral of the Church to do this - it could have closed for a short period until things picked up and included the views of the traders in the process, respecting their position. This market is well known and well established for decades. Peoples lives have been shattered. I myself worked in this Market for 26 years and I am devastated at this closure. My wife was made redundant in July 2020 as the organisation she had worked for was put into liquidation at very short notice too after 28 years working there We could never have imagined we would both be out of long term jobs within 6 months of each other and in such a way. The other traders are understandably extremely upset and angry at what has happened and the huge impact this has on them and their families. No one should be treated in this way by anyone, least of all by the Church!
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    Created by Jeab Intavarant
  • Bonus for care workers in England
    Care workers alongside the NHS have been a vital support network for people in their homes. We’ve supported the NHS when service users have needed to leave hospital but still needed care in their own homes. It’s been tough on us working and maintaining a safe and Covid free working environment for all. We deserve recognition as much as the wonderful care workers in Wales and Scotland.
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    Created by SJ Bird
  • Christmas Catering Redundancies
    Catering staff may be outsourced, but the decision to outsource services such as catering, cleaning, security and reception has been entirely at the discretion of LSBU, as has the decision to outsource on conditions that provide inferior sick pay, holiday and remuneration when compared to directly employed staff. LSBU has already intervened to place staff at risk, it is now time to intervene to save jobs before Christmas.
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    Created by LSBU Unison
  • Delay IR35
    Covid 19 has destroyed businesses and made an unprecedented amount of people unemployed. With Brexit and changes to EU employment on the horizon, IR35 will destroy ability to engage short term resource and force that work force into the permanent employment market creating a surplus of people looking for work in an already saturated market. This legislation will create added pressure to the job market and see levels of unemployment reach all time highs.
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    Created by Malvin Kamara
  • Increase Salary of Hospital Porter, Cleaners, Catering Staff and Security
    As a Hospital Porters, Cleaners and Catering staff will play a vital role in keeping the hospital operating and doing what it does best. Without the Porters the hospital wouldn’t be able to deliver its lifechanging medical services. Believe us when we say, this isn’t just any job, this is a job which makes a real difference.
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    Created by Faycel B.
  • Increase carers allowance
    To support us through this financial hardship. To show our value. So we can maintain high care.
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    Created by Hazel Buckingham
  • Furlough and Minimum Wage Guarantee
    If we believe that people cannot survive on less than the minimum wage then this true all the time even when they cannot work due to lockdown and the current COVID crisis.
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    Created by Rachel Plumstead
  • Fair support for the self employed
    With another national lockdown about to begin, once again the self employed are being unfairly treated. Through the SEISS scheme, the self employed have already missed out on 2 months worth of support. Payment 1 was for ‘3 months to May’ so March, April, May. Therefore the second payment is for June, July, August. But now, the third payment is for November, December, January and the fourth is for February, March and April. What happened to September and October?? Please account for the missing months. Now we are heading into a second lockdown where 80% furlough is extended but the self employed are expected to survive a second lockdown on 40% support (with no support at all for the last 2 months). Please review this and make it fair.
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    Created by Lisa Cryer
  • Include internet and mobile phone with universal credit
    Keep pace with modern times and if you lose your job you need the internet to use universal credit websites you also need your mobile phone phone to keep up-to-date with everything else. As these are now assessed as utilities shouldn't the government take that into accounts
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    Created by Daniel o'brien