Lack of PPE causing a ‘crisis within a crisis’

GMB Union has partnered up with PPE Exchange to help British companies provide protective equipment for desperate frontline workers. 

Along with many other industries, the poultry industry has reported shortages of PPE including masks for chicken catchers and disposable aprons and gloves for processing plants.

The initiative – supported by the CBI – allows companies with capacity to make PPE to get it to  sectors where there is a critical shortage. 

PPE Exchange’s website also includes a map, showing in real time parts of the country where PPE shortages are particularly acute. 

GMB has described the lack of PPE as a ‘crisis within a crisis’ and continually highlighted the lack of testing and safety provision on the frontline. 


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