Coronavirus

This is UNISON Scotland’s information on Coronavirus and your rights at work.

If you have symptoms and need medical advice go to: NHS Scotland website for all latest guidance about COVID-19 including social distancing and stay at home advice.

There is more about your rights at work at: UNISON UK website 

Coronavirus COVID19 advice: your rights at work in Scotland

Coronavirus Health Staff: Re-mobilise, Recover, Re-design: Framework for NHS Scotland

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Health Staff: The Scottish Government has published a framework to support the reopening of NHS  services.  They have set out ...
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Response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery call for views.

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The Scottish Government's advisory group on economic recovery have asked for views on what steps will be necessary to help ...
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Help defeat COVID19 by becoming a health and safety rep.

Help defeat COVID19 by becoming a health and safety rep.
CORONAVIRUS Education staff: Why not think about becoming a health and safety rep. in your school? Never have they been ...
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Coronavirus Health Staff: Clarification on single use PPE

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Health  staff: The Chief Nursing Officer (Fiona McQueen) has issued guidance to boards regarding PPE in order to clarify issues ...
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CORONAVIRUS: UNISON Pressure Secures Sick Pay and Death in Service Benefit for Care Staff

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Following the deal for NHS staff, trade union pressure has secured a similar deal for Social Care staff. Death in ...
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CORONAVIRUS: Supporting Malawi health workers in the global pandemic.

CORONAVIRUS: Supporting Malawi health workers in the global pandemic.
Malawi health staff at Machinjiri Health Centre have thanked UNISON members for their solidarity during the coronavirus global pandemic. UNISON ...
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STUC response to Scottish government framework to exit lockdown

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Following the statement by the First Minister, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Fair Work Fiona Hyslop met with the ...
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CORONAVIRUS: STUC Black Workers Committee Outline Key Concerns in Open Letter.

CORONAVIRUS: STUC Black Workers Committee Outline Key Concerns in Open Letter.
The STUC’s Black Workers Committee, representing Black and Minority Ethnic workers from across Scotland, have outlined their key concerns in ...
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CORONAVIRUS Care Homes – ‘Support Workers & Public Health’ UNISON urges MSPs ahead of final vote

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UNISON's Scottish Secretary has written to  all MSPs urging them to support the pro trade union amendments being proposed to ...
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‘Tackle the crisis in care homes – support national bargaining’ UNISON Scotland urges MSPs  

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MSPs have rejected changing the law to improve conditions in a way that could be used to tackle the coronavirus ...
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Survey about safe working in schools, early learning and childcare

Survey about safe working in schools, early learning and childcare
CORONAVIRUS EDUCATION STAFF: UNISON is conducting this short survey of staff working in education. We need your views about safe ...
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CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: Job Retention Scheme

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CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: This circular provides advice and guidance on the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in ...
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Covid-19 Safety Pack: Workplace health and safety

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CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Workplace health and safety is central to the union’s pandemic response and this will intensify as we ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for increasing the nursing workforce in Adult Critical Care

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for increasing the nursing workforce in Adult Critical Care
Heath staff: This document lays out the Scottish principles for increasing the nursing workforce in Adult Critical Care in response ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for Mental Health services

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Principles for Mental Health services
Heath staff: The Scottish government has written to NHS Board Chairs and Chief Executives, IJB Chief Officers, Local Authority Chief ...
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Recognise extra financial costs of Coronavirus for NHS staff, says UNISON

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UNISON Scotland will be submitting a pay claim to the Staff Side of the NHS Scotland Terms and Conditions Committee ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: update on testing guidance for health and social care staff

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: update on testing guidance for health and social care staff
Health Staff: New guidance has been issued to health boards about testing staff for COVID-19. The testing is to enable ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Guidance for the deployment of health board staff to community settings

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Guidance for the deployment of health board staff to community settings
Health staff: Guidance to support health board staff who volunteer to work in community settings during this crisis has now ...
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CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Survey and your safety rights

CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Survey and your safety rights
This is a survey for all UNISON members.  UNISON Scotland is campaigning to ensure our members receive the support and resources they ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Latest updates to the COVID-19 Endorsed Guidance for NHS Staff and Managers on Coronavirus,

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Latest updates to the COVID-19 Endorsed Guidance for NHS Staff and Managers on Coronavirus,
Health Staff:  The latest updates to the COVID-19 Endorsed Guidance for NHS Staff and Managers on Coronavirus can be found ...
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