The Coronavirus pandemic and its related economic impact have significantly affected workers. FLEX’s recent briefing has shown that those in low-paid jobs were being laid off, denied entitlements and threatened with dismissal, while some of those still in work described feeling pressured to work excessively long hours and under unsafe conditions. During the last months, unions, NGOs and labour inspectors have uncovered cases of labour abuse and exploitation in a number of sectors, including agriculture, garment, cleaning, gig economy and domestic work.
As the lockdown eases and more people start going back to work, it is vital that workers have access to information about their rights and know where to seek help if they experience problems at work.
For this reason, FLEX has partnered with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to produce an information video about where workers can report:
As well as where they can seek support with:
FLEX has collaborated with partners to translate this video into eleven languages, making it available in: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Romanes, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia and Tagalog.
All these videos are available on the GLA’s Employment Rights Hub, where you can also find videos covering other relevant employment rights issues and information about employment and immigration advice services available in London, including:
Please help us disseminate these videos by sharing them widely with workers whom you think would find them useful.
With thanks to the Greater London Authority for supporting this work and to our partners Latin American Women’s Rights Service, Kalayaan, East European Resource Centre, Roma Support Group, Filipino Domestic Workers’ Association and all those involved in the translating, filming and dissemination of these videos.