What is happening in your workplace: Please read
If your employer is not listening to the government following the lock down announcement as a worker you do have some legal rights to protect your health and safety.
If you are a Barnet UNISON member please let us know immediately by emailing the branch at
Already some workers have walked out by using this legislation
Employment Rights Act 1996 Section 44 (Health and safety cases).
(1) An employee has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or any deliberate failure to act, by his employer done on the ground that—
(d) in circumstances of danger which the employee reasonably believed to be serious and imminent and which he could not reasonably have been expected to avert, he left (or proposed to leave) or (while the danger persisted) refused to return to his place of work or any dangerous part of his place of work, or
(e) in circumstances of danger which the employee reasonably believed to be serious and imminent, he took (or proposed to take) appropriate steps to protect himself or other persons from the danger.
Barnet UNISON statement:
Please let the branch know what is going on with your employer by sending an email to
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