The unsung key workers

The past 12 months of pandemic would have been very different without UNISON members keeping bus stations open and water in our homes

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The second wave

After a year spent fighting COVID-19 on the wards, NHS nurses are ‘running on empty’

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Long COVID: ‘It’s frightening not knowing where this will end up’

Long COVID is having a devastating effect on the lives of many UNISON members. Assistant equality officer Haifa Rashed reports on how the union is responding

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‘Peace of mind and protection’ – why members are getting the jab

UNISON members share their experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine to help show that, despite historical health inequalities, there’s nothing to fear

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

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Help us keep on helping our members

Branches can help There for You be there for them as the pandemic continues

Vaccinate, don’t hesitate!

UNISON’s junior vice president, James Anthony, answers questions about being vaccinated against COVID-19

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Vaccine booking system now open to frontline care workers in England

UNISON welcomes announcement that care workers who haven’t had a dose yet can make an appointment

NHS staff: the terrible toll of COVID-19 on mental health

‘The pressure on staff of keeping us safe during COVID-19 has been relentless’

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UNISON calls for lockdown halt to non-essential water work

In a letter to the water minister, UNISON says that revised COVID-19 guidance on close contacts means the government should tell the water industry to pause some work.

Your safety at work is our priority

Union will push government to prioritise the ‘forgotten key workers’ in the vaccine rollout

UNISON’s 2021 summer conferences move online

Union’s NEC hears that it is not possible to commit to usual schedule due to ongoing COVID-19 disruption

UNISON urges HSE to improve COVID guidance for employers

The union is highlighting the particular risk to vulnerable workers

Remembering LGBT+ history – and those who are struggling today

LGBT+ History Month is more important than ever, as the pandemic adds to the isolation felt by many LGBT+ people as a result of their gender identity or sexuality

Staff serving school meals to pupils

Government urged to protect school meals workers

Letter from UNISON and councillors across England comes as private catering companies cut jobs, hours and nutritional standards