Covid-19 CWU Survey and impacts on people with protective characteristics

Covid-19 CWU Survey and impacts on people with protective characteristics

The Equality, Education and Development department have become increasing aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected some sections of the population more than others, and that there are growing concerns that minority groups are being disproportionately affected. 

To raise awareness of some of the issues affecting people with protected characteristics the department has produced the attached report setting out some of the key points emerging from recent research and analysis. The report reviews the evidence that black and minority ethnic communities are at greater risk of catching and dying from the virus than their white counterparts. It also considers the impacts coronavirus is having on other minorities such as women, people with disabilities and LGBT+ groups. Exploring the government’s reactions, the report highlights what the trade union movement has been calling for in response. 

Whilst it is important that members and representatives are made aware of these issues and responses, it is vitally important that we conduct our own CWU research to help inform our CWU lobbying and campaigning work. We are particularly interested to hear about the impact of Covid-19 on our members, therefore the department has produced a short questionnaire for members and representatives to participate in. The survey will take less than 3 minutes to complete. A link for the survey can be found here: 

The closing date for the survey is 30th June 2020. Please share your experiences of COVID-19 and fill in the survey. 

Any queries on this LTB should be directed to equality&

Yours sincerely,

Kate Hudson
Head of Equality, Education & Development 

LTB 302/20 – Covid-19 CWU Survey and impacts on people with protective characteristics

LTB 302/20 Attachment – Covid 19 – impacts on people with protective charateristics

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