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TUC: Workers’ safety must come first as indoor hospitality reopens

Commenting on the re-opening of indoor hospitality, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady yesterday said:  

“As indoor hospitality reopens, workers’ safety must come first. 

“Good ventilation is critical. All tasks that can be completed outside should be. And every workplace should have their doors and windows wide open. 

“If workplaces aren’t Covid-secure, coronavirus cases could rebound again. High vaccination rates are no excuse for employers to slack on safety at work. 

“And the government should make sure everyone can afford to self-isolate if they need to. That means making sure everyone can get statutory sick pay, and raising it to the level of the real Living Wage.”

Editors Note

  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together the 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 

Contacts: 

TUC press office  
media@tuc.org.uk   
020 7467 1248

 

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/tuc-workers-safety-must-come-first-indoor-hospitality-reopens

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