UNISON Northern Ireland

Together, let’s thank all our key workers

Sunday is the 72nd birthday of the NHS and at 5pm everyone 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 general secretary Dave Prentis said: “As a society we’re living through troubled times, and are sadly nowhere near out of the woods yet. Communities and families have been devastated by the virus, which has taken too many lives, kept loved ones apart and made people fear for the future.

“But we can come together, as the weekly claps from our doorsteps and balconies showing our appreciation for those who’ve been keeping us safe have demonstrated.

“This Sunday we will be giving thanks for all those who’ve lost their lives, recognising the wonders of the health service and social care sector, and doing everything we can to build a more positive future.”