Time for ‘answers and actions’ on coronavirus effect on Black community

Immediate action essential, not more delays

Commenting on reports today (Tuesday) that publication of a Public Health England review into the impact of the coronavirus on the BAME community has been delayed, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“It’s completely unacceptable for this report to be delayed. Coronavirus has a disproportionate impact on Black communities and on Black public service workers.

“It’s time for answers and actions, not more delays. The findings should be published today.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

Media contacts:
Sophie Goodchild M: 07767 325595 E: s.goodchild@unison.co.uk
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