Meet Rakiya Suleiman – Winner of the 2021 Nelson Mandela Award
In 2015, the National Black Members’ Conference established the Nelson Mandela Award, to be presented each year to a member who has ‘gone above and beyond’ for Black people – within the union and in the wider society. Amongst our Black membership we recognise that there is an abundance of talent and that many people tirelessly fight for racial equality. UNISON is delighted to celebrate the achievements, courage and determination of Rakiya Suleiman. Rakiya has been an activist in Scotland for over 20 years. As the current Deputy Chair of UNISON’s National Black Members’ Committee and Chai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 3, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Costi Tags: Black members news Source Type: news

Assessment of COVID-19 in primary care, SIGN
This evidence review addresses prognostic factors which may indicate progression to severe disease. Key findings are presented on the identification of symptoms, characteristics, comorbidities and clinical signs in adults which may indicate a higher risk of progression to severe disease. This review complements the Scottish Government's COVID-19 Scottish Primary Care Hub Triage Guide and should be used alongside it. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazilian Covid variant: what do we know about P1?
Six cases have been detected in Britain. What threat does the variant pose, and how is it different?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo coronavirus variants have been detected in Brazil, or in people who have travelled from Brazil, called P1 and P2. They are similar but it is P1 that is causing concern in the UK, after the detection of six cases – three in England and three in Scotland. The hunt is on for more – and to identify one of the people infected, who appears not to have registered their full details with NHS test and trace.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Vaccines and immunisation Health Society UK news Scotland Brazil Americas Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: What do we know about the Brazilian Covid variant?
Scientists say vaccines are still expected to work against the variant, found in England and Scotland over the weekend, but they may be less effective at preventing it from spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No coronavirus outbreaks linked to crowded beaches, says infectious disease expert
(Natural News) Thousands of people flocked to beaches across the United Kingdom last summer to relax and soak up the sun, prompting concerns of COVID-19 “superspreader” events. But crowded beaches do not spread COVID-19. That is what Mark Woolhouse, an infectious disease specialist from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, told Members of Parliament (MPs) on the House of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scots cops arrest 100 suspected peadophiles in six months as part of crackdown
Police warned that peadophiles may exploit the coronavirus lockdown- with children away from school and more likely to be using their... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland reaps dividend of Covid response that diverged from England
Imposing a winter lockdown earlier and prioritising care home vaccinations have kept death rate lower (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scotland reaps dividend of Covid response that diverged from England’s
Imposing a winter lockdown earlier and prioritising care home vaccinations have kept death rate lower (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines Work. Here ’s the Real-World Proof
It’s one thing to test a vaccine, and another to see it in action in the real world. More than two months after the first vaccines were authorized in the U.K. and U.S., strong data have emerged showing that the shots are doing what they are supposed to do: protect people from COVID-19. In a study published Feb. 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers in Israel and the U.S. report that the vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech was highly effective in protecting against infection with the COVID-19 virus, lowering people’s chances of getting sick with the disease—especially severe disease—and ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

What IS behind Britain's Covid vaccine slowdown?
A vaccine dose delivery schedule published by the Scottish Government in January suggests that officials knew there would be a dip in vaccine supply in February before a spike in availability in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's vaccine postcode lottery 'means healthy adults in their TWENTIES are getting jabs'
Examples have been most common in London, which is seeing the poorest uptake of anywhere in Britain, but there have also been cases in parts of Manchester, Scotland and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relative of Queen jailed for sexually assaulting woman at Scottish castle
Simon Bowes-Lyon, the Earl of Strathmore, sentenced to 10 months over attack at Glamis Castle (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ‘ big bang ’ reopening of schools is ‘ unnecessary and reckless ’ , says UNISON
UNISON has questioned the Westminster government’s plan for the reopening of all schools in England, announced by the Prime Minister this afternoon (Monday) and has urged a more cautious phased return for pupils and teachers. UNISON’s head of education Jon Richards said: “UNISON wants schools and colleges to open as soon as soon as possible. But we need to make sure that reopening does not reverse the current drop in infections “Schools and colleges need to be safe places for children, young people, staff and parents. This is why along with other unions we continue to propose a phased return. &ldquo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article colleges coronavirus Covid-19 education schools Source Type: news

UNISON calls for more cautious school reopening in England
UNISON has questioned the Westminster government’s plan for the reopening of all schools in England, announced by the prime minister today, and has urged a more cautious phased return for pupils and teachers. Head of education Jon Richards said: “UNISON wants schools and colleges to open as soon as soon as possible. But we need to make sure that reopening does not reverse the current drop in infections. “Schools and colleges need to be safe places for children, young people, staff and parents. This is why, along with other unions, we continue to propose a phased return. “We cannot understand why the...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News colleges coronavirus Covid-19 education schools Source Type: news

Britain's Covid vaccines ARE working, early studies show
Studies of the first people to be vaccinated against Covid in England and Scotland have revealed that vaccines are clearly reducing hospital admissions and coronavirus infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cautious approach is the right one and must apply to schools, says UNISON
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s roadmap for emerging from pandemic restrictions, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Monday): “A cautious approach is the right way to balance getting the country moving again and limit virus spread. “It’s clear restrictions were relaxed too quickly last time and there can be no repeat mistakes. “By ensuring staff are encouraged to have the vaccine by their employers and paid wages in full if they need to isolate, ministers can drive infection rates down even further. “The government should also follow the lead of Scotland, Wales and N...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 22, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus lockdown Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination linked to lower hospitalization risk in real-world data from Scotland
Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots associated with markedly reducing the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19, preliminary findings from Scotland suggest. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UK Covid live: Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines reduce hospital admissions by 85% and 94%, study suggests
Data on coronavirus hospital admissions in Scotlandfinds fall among people who have had first jab compared with those who had notJohnson unveils lockdown exit plan: schools and social contact firstScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsVaccinating children could be key to stifling Covid, say expertsWhat must Boris Johnson consider before easing Covid lockdown?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage2.22pmGMTIn Scotland there has been a small rise in the number of Covid patients in hospital. There were 1,141 coronavirus patients in hospital yesterday,according to the fi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Health Health policy Vaccines and immunisation Keir Starmer Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Vaccine campaign slashes risk of serious illness in Scotland, study finds
Chance of hospitalisation falls by 84% in study that will be closely watched around the world (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalisation risk by around 90% early data show
Preliminary data on the impact of COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland show that both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/Astra Zeneca jabs reduce risk of hospitalisation substantially - in results hailed as 'very encouraging'. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness
First evidence from the UK's vaccine programme shows a reduction in hospitalisations in Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland Covid vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissions
Pfizer jab cuts risk of admission by up to 85% four weeks after first dose, while AstraZeneca jab cuts risk by 94%, study findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne dose of vaccine against Covid-19 in Scotland has cut hospital admissions by more than 85%, according to the first data to be published on the impact of the UK programme.By the fourth week after receiving the initial dose, the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines had reduced the risk of hospitalisation from Covid-19 by up to 85% and 94% respectively, according to a study by Scottish universities and Public Health Scotland.Contin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Scotland Coronavirus UK news Health Science Society Source Type: news

Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science
Britain ’s top vet was newly qualified when the outbreak hit. Here, she talks about the devastating slaughter and tracking virus variantsChristine Middlemiss was a young vet working in Scotland in February 2001 when foot and mouth disease struck Britain. Having grown up on a farm, and having later worked in veterinary care in Cumbria, she volunteered to help battle an affliction that would eventually take a terrible toll on UK livestock.“I volunteered as a temporary veterinary inspector at 4pm and was told to report to a farm in Cumbria by 8am the next day,” Middlemiss told theObserver last week. “I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science Farming Vaccines and immunisation Foot and mouth Rural affairs UK news Farm animals Environment Agriculture World news Infectious diseases Health Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Youngest pupils to return to classrooms
Pupils in P1 to P3 and pre-school children will go back from 22 February, it has been confirmed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: 799 more deaths and 10,625 new cases reported; Scottish schools in phased return from Monday – as it happened
Latest government datashows 15,576,107 have received first vaccine dose; Scotland ’s first ministersets out details of plan to reopen classrooms. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesSchools in Scotland to begin phased return from MondayAlmost 2m more people in England will be asked to shieldThousands of UK Amazon workers given false Covid test resultsJo Whiley offered vaccine before sister in care home with diabetes5.00pmGMTHere ’s a roundup of the key moments from the day:Related:Coronavirus live: Dutch government to appeal against ruling to end curfews; Norw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: UK news Coronavirus Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases NHS Politics Health Medical research Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Scottish politics Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon set to confirm phased return to schools
The first minister says she is "very keen" to see a return to more normal schooling for some pupils. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HALF of pubs did not enforce basic Covid safeguards last summer
A Scottish Government-funded study that investigated 29 licensed premises last summer found 11 did not stop punters singing, shouting or mingling with other households. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid live: plan to ease lockdown will aim to be 'cautious but irreversible', says Boris Johnson
Latest updates: PM hopes to offer dates for sectors to reopen‘if we possibly can’;case rates fall in nearly 95% of UK local authoritiesFirst travellers arrive at Covid quarantine hotels in EnglandUK reaches milestone of offering first Covid vaccinations to 15m peopleEHRC urged to investigate ‘equality failures’ in Covid responseCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage1.22pmGMTNicola Sturgeon has been giving her daily briefing, and says the Scottish government has met its target of offering the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine to everyone in the top four priority g...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Coronavirus Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases UK news Science NHS Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 12 February 2021, ONS (updated 12th February 2021)
Data modelling suggests the percentage of people in England who tested positive for Covid-19 decreased in the week ending 6th Feb (an estimated 1 in 80); reductions were also seen in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patterns of injury following equine trauma: a non-trauma centre experience - Dick L, Yule M, Green J, Young J.
INTRODUCTION: Horse riding carries risk of injury which can result in fatality. The majority of published literature describes major trauma centre experience. We aimed to characterise injury patterns following equine trauma at a Scottish district general h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health inequalities worsen with the drop in hospital referrals: a response to the article by Rachel Mulholland et  al. on the 'Impact of COVID-19 on accident and emergency attendances and planned hospital admissions in Scotland' - Hull S, Williams C, Basnett I, Ashman N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

England and Wales hit target to vaccinate top four priority groups
Milestone means 65 to 69-year-olds will be invited for jab and those with underlying conditions are expected to followCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland and Wales have said they have met the government ’s target of offering a coronavirus vaccine to the top four priority groups by 15 February amid growing warnings that the supply of vaccines would be cut for the next fortnight.Achieving the milestone means that vaccinators have been told they can now invite people aged 65 to 69 in both nations to come forward, with Scotland expected shortly to follow suit.Continue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Sabbagh Tags: Coronavirus England UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Politics Public services policy Source Type: news

Vaccine booking system now open to frontline care workers in England
Frontline care workers in England, who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, can book an appointment for one through the national booking service from today, in what was welcomed as “good news” by UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea. The move was announced on Twitter last night by care minister Helen Whately and comes after a recent survey found that only 32% of home care workers had received a first dose of vaccine. Earlier today, the Guardian reported that more than 40% of staff at the country’s largest care home provider, HC-One, had not been offered the vaccine. Initially for a period of...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News care workers Covid-19 vaccine Source Type: news

More deaths in England and Scotland may be due to obesity and excess body fat than smoking
(BMC (BioMed Central)) Obesity and excess body fat may have contributed to more deaths in England and Scotland than smoking since 2014, according to research published in the open access journalBMC Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK total of 170 cases of South Africa Covid variant 'reassuring'
Public Health England expert says figure suggests B1351 has not taken hold in BritainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic Health England has uncovered a total of170 confirmed or probable cases of the South Africa variant of coronavirus that appears less susceptible to vaccines.Routine and surge testing revealed 151 cases in England, six in Scotland and 13 in Wales, according to Dr Susan Hopkins, PHE ’s strategic response director, who described the numbers as “reassuring” because they suggest the variant has not taken hold in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases UK news Vaccines and immunisation Medical research South Africa Health policy Source Type: news

RPS Board Meeting – February update
RPS Boards from England, Scotland and Wales came together for a virtual board meeting yesterday. They were joined by members across GB who could observe remotely and hear first-hand the updates and di (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘Stand up for care workers!’ is the passionate call from UNISON rally
The UK has reached a crucial moment in terms of social care. Two key messages at the heart of UNISON’s Pay Fair for Care national day of action and rally today were that we must ‘stand up for care workers’ and ‘keep up the pressure’. The event – co-hosted by the Future Social Care Coalition, a cross-party alliance of more than 80 organisations and individuals – comes against a background of crisis in the social care sector. That has been compounded by 11 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has raised awareness nationally of the work that care workers do, but in a context of...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 3, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Christina McAnea pay fair for care Sian Stockham social care Source Type: news

Fish in warming Scottish seas grow faster but reach a smaller size
(British Ecological Society) Researchers have found new evidence that global warming is affecting the size of commercial fish species, documenting for the first time that juvenile fish are getting bigger, as well as confirming that adult fish are getting smaller as sea temperatures rise. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society'sJournal of Applied Ecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UK Covid: single AstraZeneca jab 'could cut transmission by 67%'; Captain Tom Moore dies – as it happened
This live blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus updates from around the world, head to our global blogCaptain Sir Tom Moore dies at 100 after Covid diagnosisSome primary schools pupils in Scotland to return in three weeksMonoclonal antibody treatment failing against new variantsHigh infection rate makes effort to contain variants even more vitalCoronavirus – latest global updates6.10pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live: Merkel says Russian vaccine welcome if approved by EMA; Poland bars AstraZeneca jab for over-65s5.57pmGMTOxford Universityhas releasedresearch showing that a single dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Matt Hancock Labour Boris Johnson Michael Gove Northern Ireland Brexit Infectious diseases Science Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Source Type: news

Public services pay freeze – UNISON takes the fight to Tory MPs
UNISON is working with the TUC and other public service trade unions to put pressure on Tory MPs in ‘red wall’ seats ahead of the budget on 3 March, urging them to support the campaign against the government’s proposed public services pay freeze. A series of online constituency lobbies will be held in the week beginning Monday 22 February, at which our members and those of other unions will tell their MPs about the reality of working in public services through the pandemic. At the end of the meeting the MPs will be asked to sign a letter, on behalf of their public service constituents, to t...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 2, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News pay freeze Source Type: news

Scottish Parliament to hold vote on Unexplained Wealth Order into Donald Τrump's finances
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Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sophie, Scottish musician, dies at age 34
Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer and recording artist who had worked with the likes of Madonna and Charli... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with diabetes with a low risk of developing foot ulcers can be screened less often, study suggests
Expert commentary is provided on a Scottish study suggesting that it may be acceptable for patients with diabetes at a low risk of developing foot ulcers to be screened every two years (rather than yearly as currently recommended), which could save on NHS resources (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How effective is the Valneva vaccine?
VALNEVA vaccine manufacturing began in Scotland today, putting the UK within reach of a fourth jab to aid already successful inoculation efforts. How effective is the Valneva vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's Johnson faces criticism over Scotland trip in lockdown
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing accusations that he is not abiding by lockdown rules as he traveled  to Scotland on Thursday to laud the rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the United Kingdom (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Large-scale coronavirus vaccine manufacturing begins in Scotland, DHSC
Speciality vaccine company Valneva has started commercial manufacturing of its promising COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 22 January 2021, ONS
Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England and Wellcome Trust. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brexit and COVID have slammed the not-so-United Kingdom. Its survival may be in danger
The pandemic's toll and anger over Brexit in Scotland and Northern Ireland are fueling warnings that the United Kingdom could be headed for a breakup. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Boyle Source Type: news

Branch resources review – still time to have your say
UNISON’s branch resources review, which aims to reform how the union’s branches operate and produce a fairer environment for them, is nearing its conclusion. The package of draft proposals will be presented to the union’s national delegate conference (NDC) in the summer for final approval. But before that they have already been discussed at regional meetings across the UK, including in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the North West, Northern, West Midlands, Eastern, the South East, Greater London and the South West. The proposed changes have also been discussed at many of the union’s committees. ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News branch resources review Source Type: news

Branch resources review – update
  UNISON’s branch resources review, which aims to reform how the union’s branches operate and produce a fairer environment for them, is nearing its conclusion. The package of draft proposals will be presented to the union’s national delegate conference (NDC) in the summer for final approval. But before that they have already been discussed at regional meetings across the UK, including in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, the North West, Northern, West Midlands, Eastern, the South East, Greater London and the South West. The proposed changes have also been discussed at many of the union’s comm...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 26, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News branch resources review Source Type: news