Sadiq Khan holds emergency meeting to discuss growing coronavirus concerns
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Sadiq Khan holds emergency meeting to discuss growing coronavirus concerns

The mayor of London is today (16th March) holding an emergency meeting of business leaders to listen to concerns regarding coronavirus and identify measures to protect employers and workers.

Senior leaders from trade unions, industry bodies and a range of business sectors will be present at the meeting at City Hall.

Attendees include representatives from the Federation of Small Businesses, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the TUC and London First.

“I have vowed to be not just London’s most pro-business mayor, but also for London to be the best place to work — there has never been a more important time for me to stand up for workers and employers,” said Sadiq Khan.

He added that the capital was in “a grip of an unprecedented public health crisis and this is having a huge impact on workers and businesses of all shapes and sizes”.

Sadiq was particularly concerned about the impact of the virus on London workers in the “lowest-paid jobs” as well as SMEs in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Richard Burge, chief executive at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, commented: “Whether it be social or economic, coronavirus is and will continue to have a huge impact upon London’s businesses and economy.

“It’s vital that both local and national governments come together with the business community to do what is possible to mitigate that impact, for the good of residents in both the capital and country.”

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