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’

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

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

Blog: The moral case for vaccine access

I’ve written to the UK government urging it to end its opposition to making COVID vaccines available to all

UNISON raises COVID-19 concerns for members at army college

Christina McAnea has written to the defence secretary seeking urgent response

Covid pressures triggering mental health issues among health staff

Some are traumatised from seeing patients die before their time

COVID deaths show those with caring jobs are still at highest risk, says UNISON  

Christina McAnea says care and NHS staff paying ‘tragic price’ for doing their jobs

UNISON calls on Environment Agency to strengthen its health and safety measures

Unions seek urgent review of risk assessments to tackle new COVID-19 variant

DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff

Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown

Vote for your health heroes

‘Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important that the work of the entire NHS family is recognised and celebrated’, says UNISON

UNISON urges government to stop meter readings

Non-essential activity should be stopped immediately to cut the risk of staff contracting and spreading COVID-19