The post-pandemic world of work

UNISON’s acting head of policy David Arnold explores the changes to work practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and asks what the future holds

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Christina McAnea

Blog: Wilfully sowing the seeds of masked confusion

If only the Westminster government could show some of the responsibility it wants the rest of us to take on

Too many people across the UK face serious health risks

Employers must do more to keep staff safe and that includes properly recording exposure

‘We’re here to protect lives’

The pandemic focused the world’s attention on health and safety. But for UNISON’s health and safety reps, protecting everyone in the workplace was already a way of life

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Workplace safety affects us all

As we approach International Workers’ Memorial Day, UNISON looks back at a year when workplace safety took centre stage

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UNISON urges HSE to improve COVID guidance for employers

The union is highlighting the particular risk to vulnerable workers

UNISON raises COVID-19 concerns for members at army college

Christina McAnea has written to the defence secretary seeking urgent response

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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