GMB praise Numatic efforts to back the NHS

06 Apr 2020
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GMB, the Union for Numatic staff, has praised the employers efforts to combat COVID-19.

The company, famous for the production of Henry and Henrietta vacuum cleaners is running a COVID-19 Equipment response scheme, developing face shields for NHS staff and providing them with essential PPE equipment during the crisis.

As well as providing face shields for Worcestershire NHS Trust, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Gibraltar Health Authority, the company is also offering NHS providers free loan of additional cleaning equipment within frontline healthcare environments.

Numatic has also sent all non-essential staff to work from home, protecting its workforce and the NHS from spreading the deadly virus.

GMB organiser Ester Compton said:

“I cannot commend Numatic enough. In a time of national crisis they have not only come to the fore in protecting their staff, but also getting involved in the great national effort to support our NHS and beat this crisis.

“As a Union, we stand behind Great British manufacturers. They don’t only create iconic British products like Henry and Henrietta vacuum cleaners, but also they protect and look after the workers that make the company great.”

Simon Lawson, MD of Numatic International, said:

“I cannot thank the team enough here at Numatic for their efforts in getting an additional product into production, in unprecedented times, for our NHS.”

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