Profits Protected as Care Homes Crisis Deepens

Thursday at 8pm the nation turns out to clap in appreciation at the work our essential public sector workers who each day place the interests and safety of our most vulnerable citizens ahead of their own. You will find no more obvious example of selfless public service than that shown by workers in 1000’s of residential care homes across the UK.  Residential care homes are never a destination of choice, but they represent an important part […]

Contracts, Commissioners and Chaos – broken public services laid bare by Coronavirus

Directors of Adult Social Services say that the supply chain for PPE has been “shambolic” and that testing for care workers hasn’t been properly thought through.   An important intervention from this influential group of local government professionals.   From the outset of the Covid-19 crisis UNISON has been demanding the appropriate PPE for all our public services workers.  While the media narrative has focused on our big […]

UNISON Members Stand Up For Health & Safety Across Lincolnshire NHS

A key part of the national pandemic response is to get as many people as possible to work from home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and in our workplaces. Nowhere is this more important than in our NHS – where we must safeguard our front-line, patient facing staff from […]

NHS organisations must be honest with staff over PPE stocks, says UNISON

New Public Health England guidelines have watered down the level of protection needed for front line health staff battling the Covid-19 epidemic. Staff will be told they can now use plastic aprons rather than full-length gowns, when there are shortages. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “These are absolute worst case scenario measures, which staff […]