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Dave Prentis is a British trade unionist who is the current General Secretary of UNISON, the United Kingdom's largest trade union. He was originally elected on 1 January 2001 and was re-elected in March 2005, with 77% of the vote. He was again re-elected in 2010, and in 2015.

Coronavirus: Minute of silence-in memory of NHS staff

Feb 16,2020 12:35 am

the UK hold a minute's silence next week to pay tribute to NHS workers who have died of the coronavirus tribute.

culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden , has Said government was actively looking at the idea, proposed by health unions, Unison, The Royal College of Nursing and The Royal College of midwives.

It could be, on 28 April, International Workers' Memorial Day , Two Days before The Weekly Clapping For Our carers event.

There were 43 deaths in the NHS staff verified during the pandemic So Far .

But The Real number will be higher, and it continues to rise.

It includes retired employees who were still working within the NHS.

The Royal College of Nursing General Secretary Donna Kinnair Said : "We have to listen to accustomed to a big noise on a Thursday night for the key employees, but the respectful silence is to protect a painful reminder of the risks they run to us.

"I hope The Public will get behind this with the same affection that you show, if you applaud our people. "

Unison General Secretary , Dave Prentis , Said : "This is the ultimate tribute to the workers remember who have lost their lives and put themselves in danger to protect us and the vital services running. "

Gareth Roberts , 65, Mr. Roberts worked as a nurse in the Cardiff and Vale health board

grandfather Gareth Roberts , who had worked as a nurse at sites that died over the Cardiff and Vale health board since the 1980s, at The Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil .

while the colleagues called him "friendly and helpful".

Dr Alfa Saadu, 68 Dr Saadu worked for the NHS for almost 40 Years , in various London hospitals,

, who had returned to work after retirement, died at the Whittington Hospital in North London , on 31. March.

He had worked part-time on The Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, when he began to show symptoms of coronavirus and immediately isolated.

His son, Dani Said The Family had suggested he should be admitted as a patient, but his father had insisted that he "do not want to take up a hospital bed because other people would need it".

"He was a very passionate man, Said about the rescue of the people," Dani.



Source of news: bbc.com

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