Tuesday, June 02, 2020

A "thank you" to UNISON Community from their NEC Members

(This message sent today to the 82,000 UNISON members who work in the Housing Associations and Voluntary Sector. 

May I also pay a personal tribute to my NEC colleague, Denise, who as well as her trade union responsibilities is also a care worker in a home for residents with learning disabilities)

A message from your UNISON Community National Executive Council Members

Dear (first name inserted)

We hope you are keeping well in these most trying of times.

We appreciate the fantastic work that you are doing to maintain services in our communities.

As a UNISON member, you are part of a large movement that covers more than 1.3 million workers. We have lost some members and activists to the virus, which some will have contracted at work. This is exceptionally sad, but we will always be here for you if you have been affected. You can contact our charity, There for You, who can offer confidential support and advice during this time. We also have some guidance on our website to help with the emotional toll coronavirus may be having.

Many of you have been supporting your fellow members, by taking part in the weekly claps for carers, stopping to remember them in last month’s worker’s remembrance day, or remembering to thank them when you see them. This recognition of the vital contribution they make is so important to them.

On behalf of your trade union, thank you for supporting front-line workers. And thank you for taking the time to remember those who have died as a result of COVID-19.

If you need support, please contact your local branch or our helpline, UNISONDirect.

Thank you and keep safe.

Denise Thomas – NEC
John Gray – NEC

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