The government will be scrapping rules on masks, social distancing and working from home.

But that does NOT mean that businesses don't have to pay attention to health and safety law! Workers can organise to demand workplace safety.

Employers have a duty to protect your health and safety at work, and that includes Covid. That duty doesn't go away just because the government ceases to mandate particular measures. The employer is responsible for deciding and implementing appropriate measures!
Employers routinely try to get away with flouting your safety law - once again it will be up to workers, unionised or not, to demand genuine consultation over risk assessments and adequate protection from a rapidly spreading infection.

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28 Apr
Yesterday saw actions across England demanding that Matt Hancock #ScrapSerco!

With Serco’s contract ending on May 17, now is the time to apply pressure for it not to be renewed. We need a contact tracing and isolation support system that is run locally!…
📌 Liverpool says get Covid done! Public track and trace now! #ScrapSerco
📌 Nottinghamshire: Delivering a letter to councillors on the local Health and Wellbeing Board to pressure Matt Hancock into ending SERCO's contract for NHS Track and Trace! #ScrapSerco

Whose death is acceptable? Elimination now! #ZeroCovid
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Now hearing from @HackneyAbbott!

We should remember the terrible death toll in this country. We have almost become numb to the figures, but they represent lives snuffed out and the government's failure to take the right measures

Watch on Facebook live…
Students were made to come back to university just so they could be charged rent and tuition fees! The UCU warned about this but students were put in danger because of the effects of marketisation.
Black and ethnic minority people have faced higher death rates, including health workers. The government will not address the institutional racism underlying that.
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Now hearing from @jnewsham of @hazardscampaign!

Trade union safety reps have done amazingly in the pandemic. Workers have been put at risk throughout, and workers' health is public health.

The pandemic didn't cause the health and safety crisis, it exposed it.
The drive to cut regulation and keep non-essential workplaces open. Whose bright idea was it to open pubs, restaurants and gyms? Those in precarious and low-paid work need better protections against infection. Many have no sick pay.
The government has ignored workplace transmission. Schools were forced to widen reopening. They have not followed a #ZeroCovid strategy; they have no overall strategy at all. Matt Hancock still doesn't understand why people are having to go to work even when they are sick.
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