Derby City Council Redeploy Staff to Help With COVID-19 Response

Derby City Council have over 150 colleagues working in other roles across the authority – providing vital resource to our key services. 

A great example of this, is staffrom Traffic & Transportation, who have been redeployed to help with various tasks at the first medical triage ‘hot hub’ that opened at the University of Derby on Monday (20 April). 

One of that team is UNISON member and activist Julie Warner, a Parking Services Team Leader, who has been busy over the last two weeks recruiting volunteers for the new hot hub at the university. 

Here she is ready to meet her volunteers! 

She has done an amazing job and has recruited 80 volunteers, which means the redeployed Traffic & Transport team have been able to successfully hand over the University site to a volunteer workforce from Monday. 

UNISON Area Organiser James Olner said: “I am incredibly proud of the bravery and the inventive ways our members are contributing in response to this crisis. It’s an honour for us to be able to support them, speak up on their behalf and protect them while they do their job.” 

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