Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON urges MPs to act amid surging school COVID-19 cases

Education unions have sent an urgent letter asking MPs to call the government to action

There was no protective ring around social care

Big mistakes were made with dire consequences

List of failures shows how little government understands about care sector

Overhaul of care needed now

UK should embrace vaccine waiver for everyone’s sake, says UNISON

Helping less wealthy countries will save millions of lives

Government must try harder on vaccines before leaping to the law, says UNISON

Everyone should be offered jab but not coerced

Covid inquiry needed to ​learn pandemic lessons and prevent ​future frontline worker ​deaths

Pay rise would show appreciation for Covid response

More must be done to protect care homes from infection spread

Sick pay issues and heavy-handed employers increasing problems

Forced jabs are counterproductive, says UNISON

Encouragement and persuasion are right approach

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

Union says a phased return of all schools and colleges in England from 8 March will protect pupils and staff

Cautious approach is the right one and must apply to schools, says UNISON

Education needs phased approach for safety’s sake

Restrictions tough but necessary for the sake of the NHS

Government should have acted sooner but we must all do our bit

Oxford vaccine approval is welcome news, says UNISON

Approval will allow priority for NHS and care staff

Pay restraint is a ‘cruel blow’ for those working tirelessly in the pandemic, says UNISON

Staff need pay rise to maintain morale

Working together is key to saving lives in further period of lockdown, says UNISON

Proper support and protection needed for care homes

Employers must do all they can to reduce COVID impact on Black staff, says UNISON

Findings of risk assessments must be implemented