Daily Archives: 23/12/2020
UNISON Waltham Forest wish our members and their families a restful and safe break and in particular would like to thank to our members who are working over the Christmas and New Year period.
The UNISON Waltham Forest office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from 24th December. We will re-open on 4th January 2021 with limited staff cover. If you have an urgent query, some limited support will be available from UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857.
Lockdown and the tier system is a “blunt instrument” of last resort when the pandemic could have been managed with a better run test and trace system, argued Sir David King.
The former chief scientific advisor and chair of Independent Sage told Sky News on Monday (21 December) that tier 4 in London and the South East was put in place too late, and that the country now needed to go into lockdown.
He said experts knew three weeks ago a new strain of the virus had emerged and added it was “almost certainly” present throughout the country. But Westminster had a track record of doing “far too little, far too late”. Click here to read more.