Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Philippa Childs to Nadine Dorries: “Challenge bullying and harassment and support freelancers”

The Stage[£] has picked up on the Head of Bectu’s letter to incoming Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. Philippa has outlined what the union believes the priorities should be, specifically… Tackling bullying and harassment in the creative industries. Supporting workers and … Continue reading

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Covid and live events – lockdowns may not be over yet

… and in direct contradiction of the previous post here, the live events industry was very pleased to hear that Spanish studies had shown that live events could happen without a significantly increased risk of Covid transmission, but times may … Continue reading

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HMG – ‘reinsurer’ of last resort’ for live events industry

The FT is reporting [£] the long-awaited £750m insurance package for live events. Live events have been particularly badly hit because of the fear of lockdowns blighting almost any plans that are made. The industry response is broadly (and understandably) … Continue reading

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Covid + Brexit – not the biggest disruptions of the 2020s?

Rick says “[The Resolution Foundation] listed five ‘seismic’ changes that will hit the UK economy between now and 2030, any one of which would have a significant impact but which, taken together, pose a serious challenge. These are: Covid-19 and … Continue reading

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Variant found in India: High vaccine efficacy after two doses.

Public Health England has presented the first real-world data on vaccine efficacy against B.1.617.2, the variant first found in India. Efficacy against symptomatic B.1.617.2 was 81% after two doses, much higher than many have feared. “New UK government research suggests … Continue reading

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Home-working during the Covid19 pandemic

A useful roundup of the ONS data from The Guardian: “….some staff were more likely to work from home than others in a reflection of the uneven impact and experiences of the health emergency across the UK – with much … Continue reading

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Force Majeure

There’s a useful thread here from @davidallengreen explaining the origins and application of Force Majeure. The threadreader version is here. David has written this to comment on HMG’s speculation that they may use it in respect of the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know from Bectu about the coronavirus return to work

In the autumn of 2020, we pulled together a Need To Know page about the coronavirus return to work. It covers a wide range of issues including… The union’s views on terms and conditions around the return to work Safe … Continue reading

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