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: Scottish Government update on physical distancing

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Health Staff: The Scottish Government has updated its advice on physical distancing. The changes are detailed and vary by both ...
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CORONAVIRUS: Online short health and safety courses

CORONAVIRUS: Online short health and safety courses
CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS Covid – Ensuring a Safe Return to Work Course (for new and existing safety representative) UNISON Scotland ...
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UNISON welcomes full sick pay for social care workers 

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UNISON welcomes the Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care staff support fund guidance, announced by the Scottish Government today (Thursday 25 June), ...
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CORONAVIRUS: care after covid-19 a UNISON vision for social care

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Coronavirus Social Care: Prior to the crisis, the care sector was already in a precarious state – as a result ...
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CORONAVIRUS: School and early years staff information pack & safety checklist for a safe return to work

CORONAVIRUS: School and early years staff information pack & safety checklist for a safe return to work
UNISON has produced an information pack and safety checklist for members working in schools and early years. UNISON stress we need ...
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STUC message on #BLACKLIVESMATTER protest

STUC message on #BLACKLIVESMATTER protest
As protests spread across the globe in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the STUC has called a ...
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CORONAVIRUS bereavement training for members

CORONAVIRUS bereavement training for members
CORONAVIRUS bereavement training for all members. Covid 19 has claimed many lives both and our members are at the forefront ...
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CORONAVIRUS: FM replies to request for action on poverty and inequality

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The First Minister has replied to UNISON Scotland and over 100 charities faith groups, academics, think tanks, poverty campaigners and ...
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Coronavirus Education Staff: Evidence re scrutiny of reopening of schools and ELC settings and associated issues

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UNISON’s survey of education staff shows the vast majority are anxious about plans for more children to return to schools ...
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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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