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

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)

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

Coronavirus: Advice from the Trust

You can find a link to Coronavirus advice from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust here…

Blog 39: Coronavirus

Hi Dudes, Blog 39 here. Obviously this Blog is going to take a slightly different tone to the usual frolics.  Things are changing so rapidly that by the time you read these things may be out of date. Please keep up to date via government announcements / websites, and the trusts daily update. Remember to […]