Minutes silence for COVID-19 dead this International Workers’ Memorial Day

Tuesday 28 April is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when we remember all those who have died because of their work – and renew our pledge to fight for the living. In the year of coronavirus, this day of commemoration has never been more important. And that is why UNISON is asking the country to observe […]

Thank you to our heroes

Newspaper ad says ‘Thank you’ to all the UNISON members leaving their loved ones to care for ours. UNISON is speaking up for our members with a second round of national and local newspaper ads this week thanking our members for the extraordinary work they are doing to fight coronavirus. As the public continues to […]

At home shouldn’t mean at risk

For most of us, the home is a safe space. But this safety does not extend to everyone, as statistics from the National Domestic Abuse helpline sadly bear out – seeing a 25% increase in calls since lockdown measures began. The government has announced a campaign to raise awareness of the helpline 0808 2000 247 […]

Access to Legal Assistance during COVID-19

In light of the current situation and the most recent government advice due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we have had to adapt our processes and UNISONdirect will be unable to process calls for members wishing to use our Legal Assistance scheme. We have been working with our lawyers Thompsons to find the best solution […]

UNISON Direct during COVID-19

Due to staff shortages because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our UNISONDirect help team has now moved to help online only. UNISONDirect will have reduced hours and can be contacted via the online contact form below. Thank you for your patience and understanding For membership queries, or if you have an issue at work, contact unison.sjuh@nhs.net

Special offer from Morrisons for LTHT staff

Leeds Teaching Hospitals trust have been working with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons, to set up an innovative and convenient way for staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals to get essential groceries during these challenging times. The team at Morrisons have been amazing, as have the LTHT facilities team, and as a result LTHT can order groceries […]

Blog 40: Heroes, PPE, and honouring those who have died at work

Hi Dudes Blog 40 is here, beaming out a positive rainbow in this horrible time. UNISON members and the NHS in general have never been shown in such a wonderful light. To be the tiniest cog in this wonderful organisation makes me incredibly proud – Our / Your colleagues are hero’s, I’ve always known that, […]

NHS guidance on supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Everything that you need to know on the supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment.

Protection equipment for care workers is essential, says UNISON

Social care staff looking after the elderly and vulnerable are ‘frightened and frustrated’ at not getting access to protective equipment, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union has received reports from workers that employers are denying them masks and basic protection such as hand gel, and that supplies of other kit are running low. These safety […]

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website Guidance on PPE equipment (From NHS)