Homeworking Survey and Contact Details Update.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated home working throughout all sectors of the economy. However, there are few areas where the scale and pace has been greater than within finance workers.

This has thrown up questions of the future of working arrangements with many employers openly exploring trimming the cost of physical office space in favour of a permanent shift to home-working.  

Whilst many will see a benefit with a reduction in commuting and more time at home, it is vital this is weighed against a level of concern for employees that secures their health, safety and well-being.

We want to hear from you on all aspects of home working. It is crucial you take the time to fill in the survey today and encourage as many workmates as possible to do so too. 

*Please Note* 
We are asking you to provide up to date details. For the union to function remotely it is crucial we have accurate details for all members. Please take the time to fill out this section!
All and any info provided in these sheets will be held as strictly private and confidential to Unite and will not be shared with a third party or the employer at any time.
(WFH = working from home)

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* 1. CONTACT INFO: To operate remotely as a union we need accurate contact info for all members. Please take the time to fill in these details as fully as possible. 

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* 2. Which of these statements would say reflect your category of homeworkers?

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* 3. Equipment, Training and Appraisal: Please choose which of these following statements reflect your experience of equipment provider by your employer.

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* 4. Equipment, Training and Appraisal: A proper training plan and regular appraisals are essential even when working from home. Please choose which statement reflect your experience.

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* 5. Equipment, Training and Appraisal: Any other comments related to equipment, training and appraisals that you would like Unite to be aware. 

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* 6. Safety, Health and Welfare: There are some additional health and safety risks attached to WFH. Employers should work with employees to minimise these. 

There are a number of statements below, please choose which ones you feel your employer has completed fully.

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* 7. Working From Home and Caring Issues: Working from home can blur the lives between our personal lives and our working time. Many workers have caring responsibilities either for their children or family members who need additional care. 

How has working from impacted this? Please select one of the statements below?

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* 8. WFH and Caring Issues: We appreciate that caring is a deeply personal experience and peoples' stories will differ. If there are any issues related to caring and working from home that you would like to share, please do so below as fully as possible.

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* 9. WFH Post COVID19: A post-pandemic world may not see a return to traditional permanent office based working. Unite needs to harness feelings around this so we are best informed on how members feel on this issue. 

Please choose which statement you feel best reflects your view.

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* 10. Are there any other issues that you would like Unite to know about? 

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* 11. Unite could at some point set up WhatsApp groups to assist in organising members within your company or sector. Please indicate below if you would like to be involved in this?

By agreeing to enter a WhatsApp group please remember that your number and profile picture will be accessible to all other members within the group. 

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* 12. Union Membership: Please choose one of the following statements.

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* 13. Union Activity: Unions rely on a high participation and high density workforce to achieve real power. 

Below are some ideas for how you can get involved with Unite, please choose any you would be interested in. 

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