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May 28th, 2020

Despite the overwhelming nature of COVID-19, people have been stepping up to support their friends and their communities.

Here are some heartwarming UNISON members’ experiences of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Alison Hann says: “Our branch welfare officer, Aly Thornton...

May 28th, 2020

Anxiety is widespread among school workers about their safety, their families’ and that of pupils ahead of a return to the classroom across England, says UNISON today (Thursday).

On the day unions are due to meet with education secretary Gavin Williamson, UNISON has published a catalogue...

May 27th, 2020

During COVID-19, care workers have been caring for those most vulnerable to the virus, while facing the triple whammy of an inadequate government response, unfair conditions and a dysfunctional care system.

But UNISON has been fighting for them – and winning.

Here we share some of...

May 27th, 2020

We share victories from care workers’ campaigns throughout the UK during the last few weeks.

In Norfolk, a care home member contacted UNISON, concerned about a shortage of masks. UNISON contacted local officials who arranged for 300 masks to be quickly transferred, while...

May 26th, 2020
Responding to figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showing more than half of all deaths linked to coronavirus occurred in care homes, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“It’s...

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