It is with very great sadness that we can confirm the loss of four GMB members this week, three having contracted COVID-19. All were well-respected by their colleagues and friends and will be deeply missed.
We have all been touched by the work of those working in the thick of the pandemic, expressing love for the doctors, nurses, everyone working in the NHS and ambulance crews on the front lines of the global COVID-19 outbreak.
Shouts and applause are ringing out in many locked-down cities and social media is being flooded with messages of support for those braving the outbreak to help others.
I am sure you will join GMB in offering our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of our fallen heroes at this extremely difficult time.