The UK was put into lockdown on 23 March 2020. By that time, UNISON members across the range of our service sectors were already gathering at the frontline. They had two monumental tasks ahead of them – to save lives, and to keep the country working.
Health workers, school and police staff, care workers and many, many more stood up to be counted, when the UK was in its direst need since WWII.
Some of our members shared their experiences as they happened. Reproduced here, their stories chart the country’s course through the first, troubled months of the pandemic.