On Thursday 15 October 2020 the Hazards Campaign Thursday Talk concentrated on the challenges of Long-Covid from a health, occupational health, legal and trade union organising perspective.
We were joined by speakers:
– Clare Rayner – ex clinician and member of several Long-Covid support groups
– Professor Raymond Agius who until recently was the Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Manchester
– Phillip Liptrot – Senior personal injury specialist and a national lead for Thompsons solicitors in the North West
– Paul Holleran – GMB Regional education and health and safety officer for North West and Ireland
The event was organised on the basis that workplaces are a major transmission source and that any workplaces open should be certified as safe. The topic for the event was about the chronic conditions of Covid-19, how it will impact in our workplaces, what employers should be doing to support workers, and what are the implications of defining it as an occupational disease and the legalities involved in ensuring employers support workers properly and how trade unions can tackle the issues.
You can view a recording of the event here.
For further information relevant to the speakers and subject:
- Briefing on employer and employees responsibilities on returning to work in the cake of coranovirus (Covid-19). no.7
- GMB Coronavirus hub
- SOM COVID-19 summary update
- Hazards Campaign and Independent SAGE call for no workers to return to workplaces unless Covid safety plans are in place
- Joint Independent Sage and Hazards Campaign Charter and document
- Covid-19 in the workplace, BMJ Editorial, 21 September 2020
- Covid-19: statutory means of scrutinizing workers’ deaths and disease, Raymond Agius, Occupational Medicine, 21 September 2020
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