Hi All,Unite is sending this email to all our members in areas affected by last nights significant earthquake.
Firstly, we hope that all of you, your families and friends are safe and well. So far we have not heard any reports of our members being hurt, and we hope that this remains the case.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Union on 0800 2 86483.
Important information to remember for now and the coming days:
-Please put your safety, and the safety of your family first. If it is not safe to go to work due to dangerous roads etc, don't go. If your workplace is damaged and you are unsure if it is safe - leave. Avoid heavily damaged areas, and if you see damage in your workplace bring it to the attention of your managers immediately.
-It is the union's position that if you are unable to attend work due to it being dangerous or having to help your family deal with the earthquake, you should not lose pay due to these extraordinary circumstances.
Most employers have been very co-operative at moments like these in the past, but if you have any issues with your pay or if the managers are putting unfair pressure on you to attend work when you should be with your family, don't hesitate to contact the union.
Again, I hope that you're all well, and if you or any of your coworkers has any problems please contact us.
Unite National Secretary