Key worker provisions welcome to ensure public services operate, says UNISON

Important to provide for those who look after us

Responding to the list published by the Department for Education, which sets out the key workers whose children can continue to go to school, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today:

“Essential and emergency staff working across our NHS, schools, police forces, care and other local services are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic.

“Keeping schools open for their children means these public service champions can focus on their jobs and keeping the country going. But many questions still remain about when schools will open, and the role and availability of staff.

“It’s only right we look after the people who’ll be doing so much to look after us all in the coming weeks and months.”

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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