Daily briefing 15/5/20

News Yesterday the government was hailing a “game-changing” antibody immunity test approved today by Public Health England, although—plus ça change—this does not mean that any tests have actually been acquired yet, with the government forced …

Daily briefing 13/5/20

News Yesterday the ONS announced the number of excess deaths in the UK due to Coronavirus is now over 50,000. After briefing that the furlough scheme would be cut to 60% of wages, Rishi Sunak …

Daily briefing 12/5/20

News As workers face going back to work tomorrow without proper health and safety protections, now is the time to join a union, if you are not already a member, and to encourage your friends …

Daily briefing 7/5/20

News MP Nadia Whittome was sacked from her job as a carer for speaking out about the shortage of PPE. As the government mulls plans to ease the lockdown from Monday, unions and other groups …

Daily briefing 6/5/20

News The UK now has the highest official death toll in Europe, highlighting devastating government failings in its response to the pandemic as Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth says that Labour would have introduced measures …

Daily briefing 5/5/20

News Unions have reacted angrily to leaked documents confirming where the Conservative government’s priorities lie when it comes to easing the lockdown. TUC General Secretary Frances Grady warns that workers should not rely on the …

Daily briefing 4/5/20

News ASOS workers fight for their safety at work. From May Day, a report on wildcat strikes that have been taking place across Britain during the pandemic looks at what leverage workers have and how …

Daily briefing 1/5/20

News Today is May Day, that is, International Workers’ Day. The annual marches are cancelled throughout the world due to restrictions of public assembly during the pandemic. A grassroots union campaign, #RedForKeyWorkers, is asking you …