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Joint unions publish Long Covid Protocol

UNISON, GMB, UNITE, NEU, NASUWT, NAHT & ASCL have produced a joint ‘Long Covid Protocol’ that we are urging school employers to sign up to locally. This protocol builds on national NJC and Burgundy book guidance. It has been signed by head teacher unions ASCL and...

Updated Covid-19 advice

The premature lifting of legal Covid measures by government has led to severe stress and confusion for schools, pupils and parents as we battled the recent wave of infections. This has has left many asking “what should my school be doing now?” The answer is that...

Changes to Covid rules – urgent message from unions

As you’ll be aware, on 21 February the Prime Minister announced the ending of many Covid measures. Scientists and NHS leaders urged caution and warned against the removal of legal self-isolation and free testing, which will disproportionately affect the most...

Vaccine Mandate on Hold

Jab backdown the right thing to do, but the damage has already been done, says UNISON These ill-thought-out rules have worsened the staffing crisis hampering the NHS and social care and caused significant upset. Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) that the...

Vaccine Mandates in the NHS

UHP Trust have started sending letters out to staff in relation to their COVID-19 vaccination status. You might not be aware but there is new legislation regarding mandatory vaccinations. UNISON reps and Health and Safety reps will be available to help advise and...

Long Covid

Shelly Asquith, TUC Health & Safety Policy Officer spoke and gave a presentation on Long Covid at the recent Regional Council meeting on Saturday, 15 January 2022. Here is Shelly’s presentation along with links to reports and guidance (see below). TUC Report on...