Monday 21 September 2020
For immediate release
Safety measures must be the priority to tackle increased infection spread, says UNISON
Commenting on the government’s latest scientific briefing today (Monday) on increasing Covid-19 infection rates, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“The situation is spiralling out of control and the measures in place so far aren’t working. Confusing messages and mixed signals from ministers aren’t helping either.
“There’s simply no time for complacency. The government must make public safety a priority.
“Strict social distancing, fixing the bungled testing system and ensuring low-paid staff don’t take a financial hit for staying off work are crucial.
“Key workers in the NHS, care, schools and other public services must be protected for all our sakes.”
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.
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