Care providers, some of whom are struggling with the financial pressures of the outbreak, are being charged VAT for personal protective equipment
NHS, care and other frontline staff whose lives are on the line need immediate government action to fix inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies, UNISON is demanding today (Sunday). Government apologies and assurances the UK has all the PPE it needs are of no comfort to staff whose workplaces are running low, says UNISON. Over […]
Thousands of people working in the NHS, social care and local services have contacted a UNISON hotline in the last week expressing anxiety at the lack of gloves, masks, eye protectors and gowns where they work. Staff from across the UK’s public services say they’re scared that without the right protective equipment, they risk catching […]
Union raises strong concerns with Department for Education’s latest guidance
Universities must be given extra protection during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure their financial survival because of their vital contribution to the economy, local communities and crucial medical research
UNISON today won their campaign at a national level to improve the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance to ensure ambulance workers can wear PPE on every direct patient care job.
Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as the union urges the Prime Minister to ensure all staff get the protection they need. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to Boris Johnson demanding he takes action to ensure all hospitals, care homes, police […]
Social care workers across the country are at breaking point with many being given just plastic aprons and gloves to protect against coronavirus as they support the vulnerable and elderly, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Care workers say some managers are either refusing to issue face masks or not providing training in how to use them, […]
From today, schools are only open for vulnerable children, and those whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that in England the aim is to provide support in school for an estimated 10% of pupils. The government is clear that any children […]
The scheme is a set of commitments to treat all employees fairly.