Today in Parliament, @MonicaLennon7 raised the concerns of care workers, warning that “not valuing carers is going to cost lives”. Carers must have confidence that they have the equipment & information they need to safely do their jobs on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.
“You feel vulnerable, and sometimes you can feel alone because you’re thinking to yourself "is this right what I’m doing?” No one should be scared to do their job. GMB rep Shirley Furie spoke to @C4Ciaran about the anxiety over PPE facing Scotland's care workers.
Home carers are key workers, and they're on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. They need to know they have the proper PPE in order to protect themselves, and right now too many feel unsafe, unsupported, and scared to go to work.
The Scottish whisky industry can well afford to put the health & safety of their workers, as well as their families & local communities, first. Whisky production is NOT essential to stopping the spread of coronavirus. Thanks @MrJohnNicolson for speaking up for your constituents.
Faced with a choice between the health and safety of workers in the whisky industry or the mounting profits of the multi-billion pound industry they serve, the Scottish Government last night backed big business. We've urged @ScotGovFM to reconsider: https://tinyurl.com/slxofsa
"We need you to be safe, and if you need things you should speak to your managers". That's all well and good but when our members in the SAS raised that they had no PPE with management they didn't get a hearing - as Jeane Freeman's apology to them acknowledged. https://twitter.com/Scotambservice/status/1242478668204478465