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To PPE or not PPE

Unison have had a few queries about PPE and face coverings in the workplace, particularly schools where local rules are being devised not only for what you must wear but also what you may and may not wear. To be clear PPE will always be compulsorily and never optional...
Masking the Issue

Masking the Issue

Following the return to schools (and some other workplaces) the issue of wearing various forms of face coverings has been a live one From 1 September, government guidance gives head teachers in secondary schools in England the “discretion” to introduce face coverings...

How Lighthouse Financial Advice can help UNISON members.

 Having trouble coping with the financial impact of coronavirus?  The coronavirus pandemic has quickly changed the way we live our everyday lives and, while our main concern is safeguarding our own health and that of our loved ones and the wider community, many people...

Early years and childcare providers

The Department for Education has issued updated COVID advice for early years and childcare providers. UNISON has a number of serious concerns with it – please see see the links below to read the guidance and our initial response. We will issue further guidance in due...

Back to school in September?

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return, says UNISON Responding to plans published last Thursday by the government for the full return of schools from September, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Everyone wants all...