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Workers tell social housing group to stop forcing them to carry out routine repairs during Covid

A SOCIAL HOUSING group has been criticised for telling hundreds of workers to carry out routine repairs  — even though some tenants have tested Covid-19 positive.

Today Clarion Housing Group, one of the UK’s largest social landlords, was presented with a petition signed by 200 workers calling on the group to limit their work to “essential repairs only” while the pandemic continues to be widespread.

Unite national officer Siobhan Endean said: “Clarion Housing staff are deeply worried about contracting or spreading Covid-19 to tenants.

“We are calling on Clarion Housing to support their workers who are managing home schooling, shielding or supporting clinically vulnerable relatives by providing paid time off work or accessing furlough. 

“Clarion urgently needs to carry out an equality impact assessment of its policies to support workers through the Covid-19 crisis.” 

The union is due to meet Clarion management tomorrow.

Clarion Housing have been approached for comment.

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