Daily briefing 1/4/20

Every so often we will do a sector-specific daily briefing. This one is devoted to healthcare workers and campaigns. In the news today Healthcare workers are still reporting that they are not being provided with …

Daily briefing 31/3/20

In the news today In the US Amazon and Instacart workers walked off the job yesterday demanding better access to sick pay, protective equipment, and other safety measures in the workplace. We are seeing signs …

Daily briefing 30/3/20

In the news today Boris Johnson attempts to signal his break with Thatcherism by declaring in a Coronabunker video that “there really is such a thing as society” after all. The debate around this question …

Daily briefing 27/3/20

In the news today The government has announced a package for self-employed workers. While it is welcome and marks a seismic shift, there are still too many holes and too many people will therefore fall …

Daily briefing 26/3/20

In the news today In a victory for members of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), Wetherspoons were forced into a u-turn yesterday and have now agreed to pay their furloughed staff in …

Daily briefing 25/3/20

In the news today In the Commons yesterday, John McDonnell raised a comprehensive list of issues, insisting that the market does not distribute wages fairly or efficiently and calling for an end to no recourse …

Daily Briefing 24/3/20

In the news today As of last night the government imposed a lockdown, meaning that people must stay at home and only go out for limited purposes: to buy food or medication, for essential medical …

Daily briefing 23/3/20

In the news today The Coronavirus Bill comes to Parliament today. You can read more about the measures for which the government seeks to legislate and the impact upon already excluded and marginalised groups in …