Saving the nation

UNISON members tell their stories from the first months of the COVID crisis

High COVID-19 deaths among care staff ‘shocking’, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says many staff still going into workplaces where protective kit is unavailable

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

‘When the clapping dies down, UNISON will still be fighting for care workers to be properly treated’

hands clapping for care workers

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?

‘When the clapping dies down, UNISON will still be fighting for care workers to be properly treated: paid living wages, with proper job security and career structures.’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Care home death figures a ‘national scandal’, says UNISON

Dave Prentis says care workers still face lack of PPE

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘I am not planning to stop’. The new care frontline

Mohammad Ahsan is one of the thousands of care workers risking their lives to help vulnerable clients through the pandemic

Shopping centres, pubs and other businesses urged to provide free parking to NHS and care staff, says UNISON

Dave Prentis says move would help keep workers and patients safe

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.