Members in Health, please see below transcript of a letter sent to the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Michael McBride from the Joint Health Trade Unions.
On Friday last we received the email entitled…
Fully Vaccinated Health and Social Care Staff Told to Self-Isolate as a Close Contact May Be Permitted to Attend Work in Exceptional Circumstances
The attached publication was not shared or discussed with the Trade Unions before being issued with no opportunity to comment.
As it is presented, we have concerns which must be brought to your attention on behalf of the staff we represent. At this time, we cannot endorse or support this development.
Our specific concerns are:
We would draw your attention to the following which are absent from your document.
It is the Trade Unions view that this new guidance must not be mandatory.
Anne Speed: Lead Joint Secretary, UNISON Dolores McCormick: Interim Joint Secretary, RCN