Pressure from the trade union movement and Labour politicians has won 80% of salaries for PAYE workers from the government, and the same guarantee for the self-employed.
As we all know, the devil is in the detail, and there is much more still to be achieved before workers can be confident they can continue to support themselves and their families.
Rest assured that Unite the Union is in the forefront of this battle. See an article by General Secretary Len McCluskey featured in Labour List.
Some useful information to help you through the crisis
Unite web page with lots of useful information – regularly updated https://unitetheunion.org/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19-advice/
Unite the Union Helpline for vulnerable Unite members
If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, posting mail or just a friendly telephone chat – ring helpline number 0330 1072351. The helpline is fully staffed 8am-7pm Monday to Friday with an overflow service at other hours.