While you ’ re helping the nation, UNISON is working for you
UNISON nationally and regionally is working hard to ensure that the union is supporting members to the best of its ability during the coronavirus crisis. These are extraordinary and unprecedented times – and we are acting accordingly. Amongst the union’s key aims has been to negotiate around the impact of the pandemic on members at work. Christina McAnea, assistant general secretary responsible for bargaining, negotiations and equalities said today: “Giving advice and support to our members during this time of crisis has been of paramount importance to our bargaining teams. “We are well aware that the majority of UNISON members will be continuing to provide vital public services at this time. In health, social care, police and ambulance services, but also through keeping schools open, ensuring energy, water and transport services continue to run and through keeping a whole range of other essential services going that keep our communities safe and well – refuse collectors, staff in the food standards and environment agencies and, of course, cleaning staff across all sectors, to name just a few.” To support them, UNISON staff involved in national negotiations across the UK and across all of the union’s sectors have been seeking agreements and guidance on the impact of COVID-19. The union has sought clear guidance on key issues – pay during closures, sickness absence, self-isolation or caring for dependants, access to PPE and ...
Publication date: September 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 104Author(s): Jennifer M. Glennon, Hana D’Souza, Luke Mason, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Michael S.C. Thomas
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Conclusions: Keeping a dog at home before and during pregnancy decreased the risk of food allergy in 1-year-old children. This effect was eliminated in case of having a cat, hamster, guinea pig, or rabbit. PMID: 32489363 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Agostino Ognibene, Maria Lorubbio, Pasqualino Magliocca, Emanuela Tripodo, Guendalina Vaggelli, Giovanni Iannelli, Marco Feri, Raffaele Scala, Alessandro Polcini Tartaglia, Angelo Galano, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Danilo Tacconi
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Obesity Research &Clinical PracticeAuthor(s): Diego Moriconi, Stefano Masi, Eleni Rebelos, Agostino Virdis, Maria Laura Manca, Salvatore De Marco, Stefano Taddei, Monica Nannipieri
CONCLUSIONS: The psychometric properties of the Italian version are satisfactory and confirm that CPDI is a tool fast, non-intrusive, administered online, and therefore 'safe' in a phase with a high risk of contagion. It allows, like a psychic thermoscan, to quickly detect the needs of the population and propose equally rapid interventions. PMID: 32489191 [PubMed - in process]
Raven Sterrett, a 27-year-old dental hygienist in Portland, Oregon, hasn’t gone to work in months. Governor Kate Brown suspended non-urgent medical procedures in mid-March, part of an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. But Brown reversed that order on May 1, and now Sterrett’s boss asked her to return to work on May 11. Sterrett’s employer Pham Dental Care had taken steps to follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to protect patients and staff, she tells TIME: ordering thermometers to test patients on arrival and acquiring personal protective equipment...
UNISON believes that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on different groups is devastatingly different and is becoming increasingly clear. In evidence to parliament this week, the union asserted that COVID-19 is tracking and deepening long-term inequalities in our society. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Inequalities emerging through the pandemic are chilling evidence to support UNISON’s demands on workplace rights and decent public services. We need them both now and in the future.” In evidence to the cross-party women and equalities committee this week, UNISON set out how ...
UNISON believes that the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on different groups is devastatingly different and is becoming increasingly clear. In evidence to parliament this week, the union asserted that COVID-19 is tracking and deepening long-term inequalities in our society. UNISON Assistant General Secretary Christina McAnea said: “Inequalities emerging through the pandemic are chilling evidence to support UNISON’s demands on workplace rights and decent public services. We need them both now and in the future.” In evidence to the cross-party Women and Equalities Committee this week, UNISON set out how ...
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