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Our care workers deserve more than badges and applause: Hassan Ortega, UNISON NW Community Chair's Blog

Care workers - and all the disciplines they cover - are high on UNISON North West's agenda. They are our valued members working across the statutory, community and private sectors.


UNISON North West Schools Forum Statement: Catering Companies and Furlough

Over the last two weeks it has been brought to the attention of the Schools Committee that some catering companies may be trying to work around Cabinet advice in relation to school staff not being furloughed.


Thank You

UNISON publicly thanks members working during the crisis.


Thousands of care workers respond to UNISON North West survey and share their horror stories about the reality of working in care during the pandemic



More than 2600 care workers have responded to a UNISON North West survey and shared the shocking truth about the lack of support for care staff during the ongoing public health crisis.



Thousands of public service workers contact UNISON with ‘harrowing’ stories around protective kit as government asked to step up over Easter

Thousands of people working in the NHS, social care and local services have contacted a UNISON hotline in the last week expressing anxiety at the lack of gloves, masks, eye protectors and gowns where they work.


‘Callous’ Warrington Primary Academy Trust criticised as it presses ahead with plans to make staff redundant during Coronavirus crisis

Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT), which runs six schools in Warrington and Halton, has come under fire as it has ploughed on with a controversial staffing restructure process in the midst of the ongoing national health crisis.


Promises of protective equipment alone won’t keep people safe, says UNISON

A group of women who are part of unison behind a purple transparent background. In the foreground a pink banner with the text PPE Alert written on it. Beneath the banner is the text unsn.uk/PPEAlert

All public sector workers facing a virus threat should have the kit they need. Share your PPE story here: http://unsn.uk/PPEAlert


Private hospital firm under fire as it refuses to pay NHS rates to staff who self-isolate due to coronavirus

Health provider BMI Healthcare is failing to support its own staff during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.


Supporting There For You During the COVID-19 Crisis



In these uncertain times, There for You’s work is vital

In this strange time I felt I must write on to you all on behalf of the North West Regional Welfare Committee, I hope you are all in good health and are staying safe. We are thinking of everyone during what will undoubtedly be a difficult few months ahead.



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