Information from the ACP’s union representatives in relation to Covid-19:
At a meeting of the UNITE Applied Psychology Committee (OPC) today we discussed the prospective employment issues for NHS and other staff who will be at work during this difficult period.
Members have already started to raise concerns around a number of matters, including carer's leave; use of public transport/ parking fees; the lack of protective clothing (e.g. if we are asked to cover urgent A&E presentations); remote working - confidentiality etc; the cumulative impact on staff well-being as we try and do the best for our patients.
The OPC will be reconvening more regularly during the next few weeks, so it would be helpful if we could hear from members who have queries or concerns about any of the above, or more generally, the expectations of their employers, especially if these seem unreasonable.
We will provide feedback on our discussions.
You can contact us at:
If you are a UNITE member and have a specific local issue you want advice on, you can also contact your HR department to ask for the contact details for the local rep.
Danny Golderberger & Julia Mikardo
ACP reps to UNITE Applied Psychology Committee