UNISON Northern Ireland

UNISON pursuing key issues for members in Education and Health Care

We know that our members working in health and social services are at the front line in dealing with the Covid 19 emergency. We know that pressures in the acute and community sectors are building.

In a fast moving situation UNISON is pursuing key issues for our members including the provision of PPE, advice for pregnant workers, redeployment and access to childcare for essential staff as part of the planning by EA and the Department of Education.

UNISON is also aware that members working within education will have received advice on Friday 20th March from the EA directly on the situation with regards to Covid-19, which is to be welcomed.

However many questions for school based staff remain. UNISON is in contact with the EA to raise a number of issues where greater clarity is needed.

Members will be updated as soon as this information is received.