Volunteers help tackle the NHS equipment crisis

Former UNISON staffer Wavenie Jones has joined those who are turning their hands to producing scrubs for their local hospitals

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UNISON urges government to support universities properly

Support package announced yesterday by government doesn’t offer any new funds

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Elderly and vulnerable people still at risk from poor advice from some care homes, says UNISON

Clear guidance must be rigorously applied

COVID-19: Black and female workers on the frontline

Inequalities emerging through the pandemic are chilling evidence to support UNISON’s demands on workplace rights and decent public services.  We need them now

You are doing so much to protect us, we have to protect you: a May Day message from Dave Prentis

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you are doing”

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UNISON welcomes move to pause VAT on PPE

Union had urged the government to cut VAT weeks ago, as care homes struggle to fund and access protective equipment for staff

Microscopic view of the Coronavirus

UNISON welcomes visa extension announcement

Home Office grants automatic extensions to health and care workers – and indefinite leave to remain to family of healthcare workers who die of COVID-19

Care home death figures are shameful, says UNISON

Society needs to look at how it treats care

VID-19 fatalities on International Workers Memorial Day 2020

Remembering our key workers

“It was incredibly moving to see the entire nation fall silent and pay its respects”

Country falls silent to remember all workers who’ve died during pandemic

Moving moment as people are united in reflection

Extension of NHS death in service benefits to all healthcare workers is the least we can do

Only right that proper provision is made for families

Blog: A moment of silence is the very least that we can do

wherever you are – at home or at work – please join us in a moment of silence. To say thank you. To remember. To show our solidarity. To remember the dead, but also on International Workers Memorial Day, to fight for the living.

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Lessons from living through COVID-19

When NEC member Mark Fisher started to feel ill, he didn’t realise it was the new coronavirus and that he was facing a frightening stay in hospital

Government asked to back minute’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus

Dave Prentis writes to Dominic Raab asking him to support campaign

Blog: your right to be safe from harm at work

As UNISON has been working hard for our members during the coronavirus crisis, I know that the issue of getting the right personal protective equipment (PPE) is the still the top priority for everyone fighting this pandemic. Rest assured that this is also an issue on which your union is challenging the government. At every […]