Royal College of Midwives updates Covid advice for pregnant workers

Trade union representing Midwives and Maternity Support Workers confirms that employers must use pregnancy risk assessments to show how they are removing Covid risks for pregnant women at work.

Safer Workplaces – 1,000 new Health & Safety Reps across UNISON

Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces, especially where we have workplace Health & Safety reps. COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of having Health & Safety reps in every workplace.

UNISON demo

Winning for our members – £10,000 each for care workers denied travel time pay

UNISON has called on the government to end the practice of employers denying care staff wages for time spent travelling between visits to the sick and elderly, after UNISON won £100,000 back pay for 10 care workers.

Winning for our members – pregnant care worker wins £1,800 in unpaid wages

Care worker wins £1,826 in unpaid wages after being unable to work due to her pregnancy and COVID-19.

Protect you and your colleagues – become a Safety Representative

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the game for everyone when it comes to protecting yourself and your colleagues in the workplace. We are looking to recruit a Safety Representative in each of the over 900 workplaces where we have members.

Unions join together to say 1st June is too soon, as DfE Scientific Advisor highlights concerns

All the main education trade unions have issued a joint statement today urging the government to rethink plans to ask schools to start to reopen from Monday 1 June.

Schools remain in the dark about mass reopenings

Ministers must stop dodging the issue of safety and provide a clear explanation of how schools will keep pupils, staff and parents safe before any mass reopening.

Safe workplaces – what does the law say?

Labour MP for Middlesbrough, and Shadow Employment Rights Secretary, provides a useful thread about your rights at work.

Any return to work must be safe

Yesterday (Sunday 10 May) the Prime Minister announced what appear to be slight changes to the advice about work during the Coronavirus emergency. This is what he said on going to work: We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged […]

Further changes to government furlough scheme

Lots of our members in the private sector have been put on ‘furlough’ leave by their employer, under the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This means that, rather than be made redundant, they will be kept ‘on the books’ and the government will reimburse their employer for up to 80% of the their normal […]