UNISON has joined with Skills Academy to give members access to over 500 online courses. Click here to read more.
The people who make our lives better, from dawn to dusk. It’s not just health workers. Click here to read more.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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