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Dear Member,
We hope this bulletin finds you well.
For this edition your Lead Rep at Derriford, Ian Minards, has recorded a brief video (link below) to introduce himself to anyone who has not been able to meet him yet, and let you know a bit about some of the things UNISON is working on in the hospital.
As always, you can speak to your local rep, or Ian can be contacted on ian.minards@nhs.net.
Link to video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/H97XKzSwH14
Links to the information Ian mentioned are here:
All you need to know for a safe return to work
UNISON has produced a range of new health and safety advice and guidance for activists and members, whether they’ve been working throughout the pandemic or are returning to work now.  Click the link below for our guide for members.
How to work safely – leaflet for members
Becoming a Health and Safety Rep

#BeOnTheSafeSide is our campaign to recruit more health and safety reps.  Interested? You get paid time off, and legal rights to represent the health and safety concerns of members in your workplace.

Join us for a national webinar on becoming a UNISON health and safety rep, at 3pm on Tuesday 7 July. You can register here

Let us know if you’re interested and we can arrange to talk to you at a convenient time to answer any of your questions – click here to answer our quick survey.

Black Members
​As Ian mentioned, we are keen to hold the Trust to account to make sure all is done to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic health workers who are at increased risk from Covid-19.
We are keen to hear about any experiences (positive or negative) you have had; please do so confidentially via this link: click here to answer our quick survey.
If you would like to get involved with UNISON’s Self Organised Group for Black Members you can also let us know via the confidential survey link.
The NHS is 72 on Sunday
Sunday is the 72nd birthday of the NHS and at 5pm everyone across the UK is being encouraged to join the biggest ever ‘clap for carers’ to thank all key workers, as well as raise a cup of tea – or a tipple of their choosing – with their neighbours.

UNISON will also be celebrating with an online virtual celebration of 72 years of our NHS:

Click here to find our facebook event

Click here to watch direct on youtube