Branch Secretary : info@housingworkers.org.uk
  

Unite reps saving lives during the Coronavirus pandemic

Unite safety rep Moe speaks at our branch

Tuesday 13th October

 

During the pandemic too many workers have lost their lives. New members for unions and reps have launched important battles for safety where employers have failed to act. This has been our experience in housing and in many sectors. At our next branch meeting, well known Unite rep on London buses speaks on their successes, ongoing problems, and lessons.

 

By May of this year thirty-three London bus drivers had lost their lives having contracted the virus. Tragically this storey is not over; Unite member Kofi Opoku, who worked for Metrobus based at the Croydon garage, died from Covid-19 this month for example.

 

Moe (Mushin Manir)

 

Unite health and safety rep, Moe played a key role, organising bus workers for safety; for example, campaigning for the from doors on London buses to be closed. Although London has a Labour Mayor who campaigns on the fact that his father was a bus driver it took Unite members to establish essential safety measures.

 

Moe role has been an inspiration for workplace reps during the pandemic and we look for forward to the chance to hear him and discuss with him at our branch meeting on Tuesday

 

Unusually the mainstream media have picked up on some of the battles on London buses, the Guardian and The I for example. Moe has been described as an unsunng hero.

 

Unite runs a range of courses on health and safety and this website has further information on safety issues in our ‘health and safety toolkit.’

 

Members of Unite LE1111 housing workers branch should recieved an email with zoom details - contact us if you have not had one. info@housingworkers.org.uk

 

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