Commenting on new lockdown measures for England announced by the Prime Minister today (Saturday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“It’s a difficult time but if everyone works together, we can slow the spread and stop hospitals being overwhelmed at this critical time.
“That also means ministers giving councils the resources they need to play their part.
“As well as protecting the NHS, lessons must be learned from the dire situation in the care sector earlier in the year. Proper support and protection are paramount. We can’t see a repeat of the heartbreaking death rates in care homes.
“A further lockdown isn’t something anyone wanted, but we have to save lives.”
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 both the public and private sectors.
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