Members have contacted us as a result of the media interest following the Lord Chief Justice’s comments about the possible use of alternative venues, such as theatres or universities for jury trials.
A summary of the key issues we have raised with HMCTS specifically in relation to Health and Safety.
For many of us, home is a place of safety in times of difficulty, stress and uncertainty. But for those who experience domestic abuse or coercive control, home is often a place of violence, danger and fear. According to government figures, an estimated 1.6 million women and 786,000 men in England and Wales experienced domestic abuse last year.
It has been reported in the media that justice sector workers are to be offered Covid-19 tests, but it is not on such a wide scale as has been reported.
PCS met with OCS employer representatives on 22 April to discuss issues relating to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. A number of key issues were discussed and agreements secured.