Every day thousands of dedicated care and NHS staff and other key workers are forced to put themselves, their families and the people they care for in harm’s way because many do not have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to do their jobs safely.
And every day we see more of these staff pay the ultimate price for their dedication and selfless service.
We can’t go on like this.
UNISON is demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UK government do more to ensure that:
- Every worker has the right to a risk assessment;
- There is enough PPE for every worker who needs it, in line with the risk assessment and formal guidance;
- There is proper training in infection control and use of PPE for every worker who needs it.
Our members are getting sick of waiting for the government to keep its promises. They’ve risen to the challenge of dealing with this pandemic, and now the government needs to step up and deliver this vital equipment to keep key workers safe.
Promises don't save lives. PPE does. Please sign the petition.