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UNISON notes the statement today (22nd May) by the Minister of Health, Robin Swann MLA that actions are being taken to relocate residents from Clifton Nursing Home in Belfast due to ongoing concerns at the way it is being run.

Unions across the whole NHS in Northern Ireland Scotland Wales and England have endorsed this blueprint for health workers responding to a post Covid 19 surge  in acute and community services .

Workplace reps  will be meeting with managements in the coming days and weeks in discussions on restarting services and coping with pressures in this pandemic environment.

All UNISON shop stewards will base our responses on how the key issues for our members highlighted in this blueprint are addressed.

UNISON notes the statement by the Minister of Health, Robin Swann MLA today (18th May 2020) that Covid-19 testing will be made available to all care home residents and staff.

During the COVID-19 crisis, UNISON has changed its processes to make it easier for members to get legal support at no extra cost, as part of their union membership.

UNISON PAYS TRIBUTE TO DENIS KEATINGS

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our much loved friend and comrade Denis Keatings, Joint Regional Convenor of UNISON NI. He will be greatly missed by generations of UNISON members whose causes he championed throughout his entire working life.

UNISON notes the statement by the Minister of Health, Robin Swann MLA, which recognises the concerns of our members working in care homes on low pay, poor terms and conditions and inadequate sick pay, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tonight at 8pm the public is being asked to show its support for UNISON members and all those working in frontline public services responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The public should join in a mass round of applause at 8pm while staying in their homes.

During the week beginning 11 May 2020, UNISON NI will be celebrating the work that all our health and social care workers (including amongst many others nurses, midwives, nursing assistants, carers, homecare workers, social workers, porters, administrative staff, cleaners, caretakers, laundry and catering staff) are doing to make sure patients, service users and their families get the best treatment, care and support possible.

Tonight at 8pm the public is being asked to show its support for UNISON members and all those working in frontline public and private care services responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The public should join in a mass round of applause at 8pm while staying in their homes.

Tonight at 8pm the public is being asked to show its support for UNISON members and all those working in frontline public services responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The public should join in a mass round of applause at 8pm while staying in their homes.

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