Dear UNISON member,
We welcome the latest communication from Coventry City Council on the intranet regarding the Coronavirus situation. As members will recall UNISON have been requesting basic health and safety measures for some weeks including writing to the Chief Executive.
Whilst we welcome these new steps from the employer, we would question why it has taken this long to bring in these preventative measures (the length of time it has taken for action on this means, as the CCC communication states, a possible delay in receiving anti-bacterial hand sanitiser). Whilst we encourage all members to follow the advice given, we also want to make sure that there are appropriate resources for the cleaning staff to do their jobs to full effect.
We will be pressing for the hand washing facilities to be made available post the Coronavirus outbreak as well as genuine practical health and safety protection for our members.
Many UNISON members contacted the union to express their support for our firm stance on this matter and we thank all members for being in touch – for us the safety of our members is paramount.
Thank you for your support on this matter – we have made a difference.
Coventry City UNISON
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