• Maximum temperature in the workplace
    This week, the UK’s first red heat warning has been introduced, with temperatures expected to reach 41C, breaking the country’s heat records. But right now, the UK does not have a maximum temperature for working conditions - meaning employers don't have to take any steps to help support workers in this heat. This kind of extreme weather is going to become more common over the next decade and we need to make sure UK workers and workplaces are prepared for it.
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  • Paid Bank Holidays for ALL workers
    It is important to be fair to all workers, it shouldn't be down to who you happen to work for. What a boost the extra Bank Holiday would give the nation. Never has it been needed more, to lift the spirit of our workers, families and friends.
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    Created by Helen Richards
  • Removal of P&O operators licence
    Companies, especially those owned by unscrupulous foreign holding companies, cannot and must not be allowed to show such a flagrant disregard for UK employment law and has no place in the economy of a country that still attempts to hold some semblence of workers rights. In addition, I call upon all British citizens to boycott all P&O services until these staff are reinstated.
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    Created by Paul Astbury
    Mobile testers work at the sharp end of the NHS Test and Trace service. Rain or shine, we expose ourselves to symptomatic members of the public, doing our best to curb the transmission of COVID-19. G4S's decision to reduce our pay is a cynical cost-cutting exercise. Please support our demands for a fair day's pay.
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    Created by Toni Melechi
  • Brush Electrical - Stop unethical 'fire and rehire' practices
    Engineers at Brush Electrical Machine have committed to the company throughout their tenure ranging from 2 years service to over 50 years. They have worked throughout the pandemic, as 'key workers', and given continued support to the business and its customers. They have worked away from family and even been told to travel to different countries during the pandemic - unvaccinated and with little contingency in place - resulting in some engineers contracting COVID and passing it to their infant children. Brush’s stance during the pandemic has been driven by a want to save money. Not a need to save money due to sustainability. There had been no evidence given thus far that these cuts are necessary or reflect industry average pay; instead, they represent a comprehensive massacre of terms and conditions, from basic salary, pension contributions and overtime, to holidays and offshore conditions. All of which resulting in an annual loss of 10-15% per engineer. During this time the company have repaid furlough payments to the government (they cannot pay dividends and bonuses if the company has accepted furlough), and given out pay rises to all but the service engineers - including themselves - along with bonuses. This behaviour should be made illegal as, without any evidence or morality the company – or ANY company – has the ability to force these conditions upon us all. We are fighting to stop it,  but - it could be you next.
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    Created by Emma Ward Picture
  • Allow all people to work flexibly if they want to
    For generations and generations, the number of options around the way we work have been few and far between. But one of the few things the pandemic did, was to prove that lots of jobs can be done from home. Some people might love working from home, while others might work best in a busy office environment. But what's important is the right to choose and decide what is best for you. A Government task force has been put together and they are calling for all businesses regardless of the pandemic, to grant workers the flexibility to choose where and how they work. Right now, the Government is weighing up their options and deciding what to do next, and they’re due to make an announcement in just a few weeks. A huge petition could push the Government to give people the flexibility they need.
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  • Ban the use of fire and rehire
    Thousands of workers across the UK are at risk of being held to ransom by their employers through a practice known as ‘fire and rehire’. Companies can force their staff to accept pay cuts and poorer conditions, or face the sack. And the worst thing? At the moment it’s legal, so soon many others could follow suit. Countries like Ireland and Spain have already taken decisive action to outlaw fire and rehire, but our government hasn’t. The longer we wait, the longer people’s livelihoods remain at serious risk.
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  • 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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  • 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