With the pandemic driving unemployment to an all time high, the pressure on communities and families also rises - but this isn’t news to workers at the forefront of dealing with these issues on a daily basis.
Sometimes people can forget about the adverse mental and physical health effects the pandemic is having within many families and, with unfilled positions in mental health services throughout the north west, we can only assume many have had an increase in workload.
Some of these positions are being filled by locums but recent meetings have indicated a number of the roles now have had job cards for advertising submitted, so as things progress we’ll keep members informed.
We’re also aware of changes around breaks and working hours for those in some north west CYS offices – remember that the award and legislation are where rights come from, so anyone being told there are specific agreements for their team or office and its sounds fishy let us know.
Though the north west has been the COVID-19 hotspot, restrictions are starting to ease and members will start to see HACSU around the place on a more regular basis, but everyone can also stay up to date with their union and industry by keeping an eye on the HACSU website and facebook page as they’re updated regularly.