Covid-19: Unions’ letter to the First Minister

Today (1 April), Unite and the other Scottish Joint Council (SJC) trade unions—Unison and GMB—sent a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the response to the coronavirus.

The letter calls for the Scottish Government to address issues around

  • co-ordination from COSLA for a national response to the pandemic
  • clarity on who is a key worker
  • a national agreement on arrangements for waste collection
  • workers’ ability to comply with social distancing
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • mental health support for local government workers.

Download the letter to Nicola Sturgeon (PDF)

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