Unions call for united policy on dealing with pandemic

Unison, Unite and the GMB have urged the First Minister to intervene over a perceived lack of urgency by councils in addressing the coronavirus threat.

In a letter the unions state:

“We are on the brink of the peak of the pandemic and still there exist major concerns over social distancing, personal protective equipment, the definition of who is a key worker and the availability of testing for those workers in local authorities and those providing services on behalf of them, particularly in the home care sector”.

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