Reacting to NHS data showing that care home staff vaccination rates in the majority of English local authorities are below the level recommended by SAGE scientists, UNISON senior national social care officer Gavin Edwards said:
“Time would be much better spent encouraging staff and making it as easy as possible for them to have their jabs. Attempting to force staff to comply with threats to their livelihoods is just plain wrong and won’t work either.”
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– 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, private and community sectors.
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