Branch statement on Coronavirus

These are very difficult and worrying times for all of us.  You may have an elderly relative you are concerned about, or wonder how you are going to support your kids and work from home if the schools close.  You may be worried because you have a health condition, or what is going to happen to the small business owners and self-employed people you know.

Those of us employed in local government are some of the the lucky ones, as our employer has sick pay and self-isolation procedures in place for us.  Others we know may not be that lucky.  If you are a member of Brighton & Hove Branch and have any worries or concerns, do contact us.  If you need support in the community, want to offer support, or want to stand in solidarity with campaigns and petitions calling for more help for some of the most economically vulnerable, please see the links below.

As always Brighton & Hove Unison stands in solidarity with you and hopes you and your friends and family stay well.

Brighton Covid Mutual Aid (if you can offer support or need it locally)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/491658741529273/

Small business emergency grant:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/11/sunak–budget-lifeline-small-firms-coronavirus

TUC Advice to Unions and Union members:

https://www.tuc.org.uk/resource/covid-19-coronavirus-guidance-unions

Self employed petition:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300336

Petition to protect renters:

https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-prime-minister-of-great-britain-robert-jenrick-mp-secretary-of-state-for-housing-coronavirus-protect-renters-now?

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