International Workers Memorial Day

On Tuesday 28th April, we will commemorate International Workers Memorial Day, where we remember those workers who have lost their lives or had their health seriously affected by their work. Every year this is a poignant occasion for us, but this you it is particularly so. Nobody should go to work and not come home. […]

Update – 20th April 2020

Updated government guidance has been published on working safely in care settings. We would advise members to read the guidance in full, but to assist those who may not immediately have the time, the most significant development is the recommendation that surgical masks should be worn in all circumstances where there is the potential to […]

Member Update – 9th April 2020

The statement below was sent out as an email to members on Thursday 9th April 2020. As we approach, what will no doubt be a very different Easter weekend, we wanted to get a message out to members. We know that more of our members will be working than usual this weekend – and we […]

Welfare Support

The information below was sent out as an email to all members on 7th April 2020. It was pulled together by our Branch Welfare Officer, Paula Lawless. We hope it will be of assistance. Further to the email we sent out earlier about enhanced support for City Council employees, we would like to draw your […]

Health and Safety Update on PPE

Even though, a couple of elements relate solely to social care, the content of this email is relevant to all members. This email focuses specifically on PPE. The information contained within it supersedes all previous guidance, including that contained in last night’s social care email. Although, to be clear, the other points in the social […]

Member Update – 2nd April 2020 – Social Care Breakthrough

The information below was sent out to all members on 2nd April 2020. It should be read in conjunction with the latest Government guidance on PPE and Infection Control. We will seek to post updated guidance on this website, whenever it appears, so please check for regular updates. Dear UNISON Member This email is principally […]

Member Update – 30th March 2020

The information below was sent out as an email to all members on 30th March 2020. Dear UNISON Member, This is our first member update of this week. Based on the types of contact we are receiving from members, the areas I want to focus on today are shielded status, homeworking, job retention (furlough) and […]

Member Update – 27th March 2020

Below is an email that was sent out to all members by Steve North, Branch Secretary on Friday 27th March 2020: Dear UNISON Member, We had hoped to get an email out to you all today confirming that the situation in social care had been resolved and that providers now understood that any frontline worker […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: 26th March 2020

The update below was sent out as an email to all members on Thursday 26th March 2020, from Branch Secretary Steve North Dear UNISON Member, We continue to do our best to support you to face this pandemic – whether you are in a workplace, working from home or absent through self-isolation, caring responsibilities or […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: 24th March 2020

The statement below will go out as an email to all members this afternoon. Dear UNISON Member   This is our latest update on COVID-19.   Firstly, we have been informed by most of the employers who recognise our union that they have today updated their own advice to employees. If you have any questions […]