Priority testing – sign the petition

It takes a whole team to keep schools and nurseries running. But when government minister Matt Hancock announced a new list of workers eligible for priority COVID-19 testing in England, in education he only mentioned ‘teaching staff’. We have asked the government several times who this covers and when it comes into practice as it […]

UNISON North West “concerned” about PPE stocks for pupils and school staff

UNISON in the North West has expressed its fear that there will not be enough PPE to go around for school workers and pupils when schools reopen next week. Earlier this week, the Government changed its guidance to schools by mandating secondary school pupils in local lockdown areas to wear face coverings in communal areas. […]

Campaign to stop the spread

#FullPayForCarers to #StopThe Spread Agency and bank staff usage is associated with higher rates of Covid-19 infections in care homes among both residents and staff, a study has found. The Office for National Statistics report also found some evidence that homes offering sick pay had lower rates of infection among residents, and having staff work in […]

Care workers vs Covid 19

Thank you for making time to complete our Survey. Your responses directed us to write to a number of employers to highlight your concerns. In the main, employers were responsive to our requests and hopefully this reduced the stress levels in your workplace. The biggest concern highlighted was the number of staff working in different […]