PPE Request

Following on from our previous letter regarding appropriate PPE, Eddie Brand, LAS UNISON Branch Secretary has written a further e-mail regarding the suitability of the PPE ambulance crews are expected to use. Good morning all, Thank you for your reply Chris. Whilst we realise we stated that we would like to see Staff at least wearing aprons, surgical masks and gloves. […]

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Government must reassure anxious NHS staff about equipment concerns, says UNISON

The government must win back the confidence of NHS and social care staff amid growing anxiety over protective kit shortages, says UNISON today (Wednesday). A letter from the union to health secretary Matt Hancock urges the government to step up communication with health workers. It says widespread confusion exists over what personal protective equipment (PPE) […]

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Emergency Services Show 2019

Last month, LAS UNISON Branch Health & Safety Officer Paul Stewart and Branch Communications Officer Rob Sydney travelled up to Birmingham to visit the Emergency Services Show. On display at this year’s show were over 300 manufacturers and suppliers with a wide range of vehicles and equipment for all emergency services. However, there was one […]

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We need a maximum safe working temperature

UNISON backs Labour plans to legislate on excessive heat in the workplace UNISON has welcomed Labour’s pledge to legislate for a maximum safe working temperature, with legal safeguards to help workers stay cool. The party revealed plans today for changes to law recruiting employer to put effective measures in place if the workplace temperature gets […]

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