Outsourced NHS workers who are members of Liverpool Hospitals Health UNISON branch are campaigning for ALL NHS staff and services at Liverpool Hospitals to be brought back in-house. This would result in a multitude of benefits for patients and staff alike.
You can help make this aspiration a reality by writing to your local MP and the CEO of your local NHS Trust by using our template letters below. Please do personalise these as much as you can, it's always more impactful if you refer to your own experiences of working in the NHS or using the local hospital. Our template letter is written from the perspective of an outsourced NHS worker- if you are employed by the NHS or are a supporter who does not work within the health service, please edit the template letter accordingly.
Please send one email/letter to your local MP and one email/letter to the CEO of your local NHS Trust. Thank you for your support.
As school support staff, we are on the frontline in the struggle against COVID-19. From teaching assistants, caretakers and administrators to cleaners, technicians and caterers, we are putting ourselves at risk to keep our children safe.
Over the coming weeks, we will continue to go above and beyond to protect, support and educate our children—but we expect the same support and protection from the government and our employers.
Sadly, the support we have received from the government has been unclear, confused and completely inadequate. As school support staff, we are being put at risk to satisfy the government’s aim to get pupils back to school and parents back to work.
We support getting our children back to school, but this should be done safely and sensibly.
In the absence of proper government support, we need to build our collective voice at work through our trade union UNISON to guarantee our health and safety, protect our normal pay when we are absent due to COVID-19 and to ensure that our children are safe. We all play a vital role in school life—but we need all members to get active to strengthen our collective voice at work.
Please read our latest schools newsletter to find out how you can get involved and for an update on the current situation in schools.