COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

See below the updated advice on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guidance for local authorities on children’s social care during COVID-19

The Department for Education has now published guidance for local authorities on children’s social care during the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a summary of the contents. Summary The Guidance states that the Government appreciate that those who work to support families and protect the welfare of children are working extremely hard in the face of […]

Schools Staff: COVID-19 Health & Safety advice update

Additional FAQs on health and safety for school staff Please check back regularly – UNISON are expecting another update on PPE from the government What MUST your school do to keep you safe?  Your employer has a legal duty to ensure your health, safety and welfare as far as is reasonably practicable, under section 2 of […]

Campaign Bulletin #2: Care Workers vs COVID-19: Support Us to Stop the Spread

Last week, UNISON North West launched our Care Workers vs COVID-19 Campaign. In just over a week, our care worker survey has been completed by over 2,500 care workers. The results paint a grim picture of social care during the COVID-19 outbreak. There is a chronic lack of PPE, workers fear having to live off […]

Coronavirus: your rights at work

Coronavirus: your rights at work

Message from Bolton Branch Secretary Andrea Egan

We are now at the end of week 2, of Covid-19. The office is still operational, Monday – Friday 9am until 5pm. Whilst you can no longer ring the dedicated land line, please see the following advice. Please be advised that outside of working hours the office phones will be switched off. These are challenging […]

Coronavirus: Staying up to date

As well as regularly updating this website and Facebook page, we are also sending information with regard to Covid-19 out by email, which may sometimes be service specific, Please can you ensure we have your correct details, or you may not recieve this important information? You can do this by: emailing registering with My […]

Coronavirus – Information from Bolton Council for staff and Bolton residents

The Council are sending out daily bulletins to staff via email – for those who don’t have a council email we will be sharing the information here Accurate as of 1pm on Wednesday 25 March, 2020. Introduction Welcome to the daily update on the council’s response to the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. We will endeavour to […]

Coronavirus – Branch assistance for Retired members

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: By now, along with everybody else, UNISON members are involved with protecting themselves, their families, work colleagues and neighbours from the spread of the Coronavirus. It is important that nobody is overlooked, and in particular that nobody is left alone, vulnerable, with no family or community support. Older people are at greater risk, […]

COVID 19 – Advice for Care Workers

For our Care Worker members, we know this is truly a worrying time for you and your family. You are part of the army of workers who are on the front line in the fight against the Corona Virus Pandemic. Please find below a couple of links to assist you and to help us to […]