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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
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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

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes better health and safety protection for zero-hours workers

High Court rules that zero-hours workers should have the same protection as others

Article on the UNISON National site.
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Politics can’t interfere in the approval of PPE, warns UNISON

Political pressure to approve substandard PPE does not bode well for HSE independence once the UK finally leaves the safety of the EU, says the union

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON recruits record numbers of health and safety reps

Since UNISON launched Be on the safe side campaign to recruit new health and safety reps this summer, over 1,000 members have come forward

UNISON president calls for a ‘global recovery’ after the pandemic

UNISON members address virtual TUC congress, highlighting the impact on workers of the COVID-19 pandemic

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
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Have you contracted COVID-19 at work? Let us know 

UNISON has launched a COVID-19 workplace exposure questionnaire in partnership with Thompsons solicitors

Article on the UNISON National site.
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Blog: the plight of pregnant workers in the age of COVID

Julia O’Connell, the vice chair of UNISON’s national women’s committee, explains what’s it like to be pregnant – and working – during COVID-19

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
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UNISON sets out to recruit more safety reps amid COVID crisis

‘A workplace without a safety rep potentially puts the safety of our members at risk’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
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”

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Representation of people learning remotely

Coronavirus: online learning update

New resources available for health and safety reps and care workers at our dedicated learning.unison.org.uk site

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Frontline staff need real protection

UNISON says ‘desperate measures’ in leaked plans could lead to preventable deaths

Scottish government building signage reading "The Scottish Government"

UNISON secures PPE win for Scotland’s care workers

Joint unions warned that previous advice from Scotland’s chief nursing officer increased risks for home and social carers

Coronavirus guidance for NHS trusts and health staff published

Advice published to reassure staff and public but alert them on need for vigilance

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European health and safety week is coming

UNISON vows to protect key safety legislation and protections originating in EU law