As many parts of North Yorkshire are under a Red Warning for extreme heat tomorrow (Monday 18 July) and Tuesday 19 July, UNISON and the TUC have issued advice to members about the impact of the heatwave on workers and what employers must do to keep you safe. Sadly, there is no legal maximum temperature […]
TUC calls on the government to officially recognise Long Covid as a long-term health condition under the Equality Act 2010.
Hundreds of young soldiers have returned to the Army Foundation College, near Harrogate, and there has now been an outbreak of Covid. We have raised our concerns directly with the Government. our new General Secretary and Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary have also taken up the case.
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.
UNISON says that pre-schools, including nurseries, must be closed except to educate the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable.
UNISON has called for libraries to stay completely closed, to protect library workers and their families.
In UNISON’s view, it is unsafe for school staff to attend the workplace at present if your school is fully opened to all pupils. We have issued advice and guidance about how to inform your Head Teacher of your statutory right not to attend an unsafe workplace,
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 says the government should be taking the lead on the wearing of face coverings in schools, not leaving it to individual Head Teachers.
Care worker wins £1,826 in unpaid wages after being unable to work due to her pregnancy and COVID-19.