As our wonderful NHS staff continue to deliver a world beating vaccination program and Britain tentatively emerges from the Covid crisis, many people will begin to face work related changes to their lives. That might mean Covid based changes, such as home working, become permanent, it might also mean that a harsh new reality sees many facing or at risk of redundancy.
Unions are ready to support their members in these times, so without question, contacting your trades union would always be the best first step to take. If you’re not already a member, it might be a good time to consider joining.
As your local Labour Party, we also want to offer any help we can to the community we serve here in Crawley. We all know how hard hit our town has been and councillors have been working hard throughout the past year to deliver support and advice needed to people across Crawley.
A couple of weeks ago we launched the first in what may become a series of guides to help understand your rights in the many situations caused by Covid. That first guide was about your rights around vaccination – Vaccination Guide.
Now, Linda Gregory, our Candidate for the West Sussex County Council division of Three Bridges and Pound Hill South this May, has written a second guide, this time looking at guidance for working people who may be under threat of redundancy as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. Redundancy Guide
Linda’s guides will all be available on the Crawley Labour Party HUB Help Hub. The CLP HUB is part of our work to support working people – it gathers material in one place providing information and links to good sources of guidance on subjects from employment rights to managing debt to housing.
Linda Gregory has a solid professional background in employment rights. She was a national trade union negotiator in the banking sector (focussed on pay, restructuring, pensions and employee benefits) then spent 12 years in Employee Relations first with BAA (formerly known as the British Airport Authority) and then Accenture. Linda is on the Panel of Arbitrators for ACAS.