Message from our Chair

Published March 18, 2020 at 13:21

This is an extremely worrying time for everyone. This is an unprecedented public health crisis we are facing.

As a branch, in line with national advice and guidance from Unison, we have taken several steps, which were outlined in a recent communication. This includes not visiting the branch office and cancelling future branch committee meetings and events for the time being.

Our branch is in regularly contact with the Council but I urge all our Council based members to keep up to date with developments through the special section on the intranet.

For members working in community and voluntary sector, your employers should be keeping you up to date with their plans.

I would also urge all members to refer to the latest advice and guidance from reputable sources. Sadly, there is a lot of false information circulating so it’s important to only get advice from reliable channels such as the Council website or the NHS.

The branch will keep you updated as much as possible. We are here to support you. But as a union, we all have a responsibility to support each other as well.

Ben Greenwood



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