Monthly Archives: March 2020

Introducing new remote learning opportunities......

UNISON has joined with Skills Academy to give members access to over 500 online courses.  Click here to read more.

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Local Service Champions......

The people who make our lives better, from dawn to dusk.  It’s not just health workers.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council aims to suspend all roadworks to protect staff......

Waltham Forest aims to shut down all roadworks today due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents had previously criticised the council for continuing to allow construction workers to work on road improvement schemes, including the “Mini-Holland”.  Click here to read more.

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Opinion: Official line needed now on site closures......

In times of crisis you need leadership.

The construction industry is getting none.

The government needs to act now and rule what sites and companies are key to the economy and should still be working.

Instead one of the country’s biggest industries has been left in limbo by politicians making-up policy on the hoof.  Click here to read more.

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Show support for ‘amazing’ NHS staff risking their lives on front line, says UNISON......

Everyone across the country is being urged to join a mass round of applause later today (Thursday) for NHS and care staff in a campaign backed by UNISON.  Click here to read more.

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AGM 10th March 2020......

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Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff, says UNISON......

Businesses including retail outlets, bars and gyms are being urged to make their now empty car parks available to all health and care employees to use without charge, says UNISON.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially......

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Corona virus – branch office information......

Its so important that we keep calm! and do not panic, review the information and make contact with your branch if you require more specific advice.

Due to the outbreak, there will be limited cover within the office so please use alternative means of communication such as mobile numbers and emails where possible, we will get back to you, your concerns are a priority to us.

 

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Coronavirus: your rights at work......

We believe that many of our contracted-out staff members do not receive the same benefits as directly employed members, such as holiday and sick pay.

As a result, employees may be forced to continue working if they are feeling unwell.

We would ask you to contact the employers to ensure that their employees are made aware of their rights and responsibilities to our workplace. Employees are able to seek Statutory Sick Pay or Universal Credit from day 1 (not day 4) of this illness.

In the light of this current situation, our union members would urge that any future contracts with external providers should include the rights and conditions of existing employees

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