TUC survey reveals 71% of working mothers denied furlough

Working parents – particularly mothers – are in an impossible situation this lockdown. UNISON is calling for paid parental leave to support them

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NHS staff covid cases underline urgency of vaccine rollout, says UNISON

Half of all staff absences are Covid related

Carers need practical support more than applause

Applause and appreciation do not replace pay and practical support for our public service workers

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UNISON urges employers to review staff safety due to new COVID variant

Union writes to Health and Safety Executive urging updated guidelines to protect workers in light of new variant of coronavirus

Blog: Together we will get through this

The whole country is grateful for what you are doing.

Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans

UNISON meets Department for Education and NHS test and trace officials to discuss the end-of-term announcement about mass testing in English schools in January

Blog: Our members are the key workers who will get us through this latest crisis

This year’s Christmas holiday comes at the end of a long year when UNISON members have worked under the most extraordinary circumstances

UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you’ to its 1.3m members

The union’s nationwide newspaper ads underline how much members have supported the country in the year of COVID-19

UNISON responds to COVID testing plans for English schools

National schools committee describes UK government’s announcement, made on the last day of term, that some secondaries will be expected to start next term online, as “jaw-dropping”

Care workers looking after sick and elderly still not getting regular Covid tests

Government failing on pledge to test staff every seven days

UNISON backs councils’ attempt to close schools amid COVID spike

‘The surge in cases in our schools is extremely concerning … Enough is enough’

JE advice on COVID-19 mass vaccination roles (England)

Fifty trusts across England have been asked to host mass vaccination centres to roll out approved vaccines to the general population. Planning for the programme has been done at speed to facilitate the recruitment of staff and to ensure the NHS has the capacity to achieve rapid roll out.  NHS England and Improvement have developed […]

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Push for free hospital parking continues

Despite the continuing pandemic, evidence mounts of hospitals starting to charge staff to park once more

Blog: This cynical, divisive kick in the teeth

Chancellor’s pay freeze for most public service workers mocks the government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’ with old-style Thatcherism

School catering staff win in the Wirral after UNISON pressure

Private company abandons plan to make staff redundant and will now access the government furlough scheme