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Community meets with the Home Office on coronavirus implications

29th April 2020

Community, the union for the privatised justice and custodial sector, met with senior officials from the Home Office yesterday (28thApril) to discuss the implications of coronavirus on the immigration sector, the Departments planning to deal with the crisis as well as ongoing industrial issues.

Adrian Axtell, National Secretary for the justice and custodial sector said:

“We had a positive and open meeting with senior officials where we were able to understand the work done by the Department to date to protect our members from the virus, and their contingency planning if the situation does begin to worsen.”

“We acknowledge the work being carried out by the Department to mitigate the risks of the virus. We are proud and grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of our members in the sector who carry out this public duty, particularly under the current challenging circumstances.”

“We will continue to raise the concerns of our members at the highest level both within government and with those employers we are recognised with, to seek resolutions and secure a better, and safer working environment for our members across the sector.”

Community is the largest union in the privatised justice and custodial sector. You can join here.