Government must explain how school staff and pupils will be kept safe 

Ministers need to work with unions to create safe schools

High COVID-19 deaths among care staff ‘shocking’, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says many staff still going into workplaces where protective kit is unavailable

screen grab of UNISON nursing officer Stuart Tuckwood in a video diary

A diary from the COVID frontline

Rapid response nurse turned UNISON nursing officer Stuart Tuckwood has gone back to the wards to help out in the pandemic. And he’s making a video diary to share the experience

Logo for UNISON's COVID-19 response fund

There for You launches COVID-19 response fund

New fund will help members facing particular need because of the pandemic

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

UNISON urges government to support universities properly

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

It’s good to talk – especially now

A Yorkshire & Humberside branch, with the help of its local organiser, is making sure to touch base personally with every new member during lockdown

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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

Ramadan and COVID-19

As the first week of Ramadan fasting comes to a close, UNISON has been working across regions to ensure Muslims members are supported during this important month

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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

High Court hears its first furlough case

The court considers how administrators’ duties and changing contracts work with the furlough scheme. UNISON’s legal team considers the findings

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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

Surviving COVID-19

‘Seek help straight away. I could have avoided a hospital admission if I had sought treatment sooner’

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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”

Portrait of NEC member Mark Fisher

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