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The BBC has been accused of misrepresenting the testimony of Scotland's largest trade union body in the UK Covid Inquiry.

Roz Foyer, general secretary of the STUC, gave evidence to the inquiry earlier this month, where she talked about the brutal impact of pandemic policy on workers.

In her testimony, Foyer talked about mixed messaging from government, as well as the funding limits of devolution, both of which were omitted from BBC Scotland's coverage.

The National: Roz Foyer, general secretary of the STUC, pictured at the STUC's new offices in Bridgeton, Glasgow...Photograph by Colin Mearns.22 Jan 2022.For Herald on Sunday.

Foyer (above) said: "We also experienced a number of frustrations that some actions that the Scottish Government and the STUC agreed upon as essential could not be implemented due to limits of devolution and a lack of financial support from the UK Government."

Measures included guidance on workers' safety, which was ultimately dampened by a "lack of control over employment laws".

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Foyer added that the STUC also raised concerns over the lack of sick pay and the requirement to self-isolate in the early stages of the pandemic.

Her testimony also confirmed that the Scottish Government was aware of workers who were not receiving PPE, including ambulance and postal workers, as early as March 2020.

It comes as Michael Gove told the inquiry on Monday that the "risk" of Scottish independence was the primary challenge facing the UK Government through the pandemic - except for Covid itself.

Sharing the clip where Foyer refers to the limits of devolution on Twitter/X, the MSM Monitor account wrote: "As the UK Covid Inquiry continues it's clear that BBC Scotland is selectively reporting witness testimony.

"If it's critical of the UK Govt or the current devolution settlement, it isn't reported. The following comments from STUC head Roz Foyer, relating to mixed messaging and the funding limits of devolution, were missing from any BBC Scotland coverage despite being relevant, significant and highly newsworthy."

The original clip has now been viewed tens of thousands of times.

But despite more coverage of politicians' evidence sessions, trade unionists have been central to the fight for Covid justice since day one.

When the inquiry was first launched last October, Foyer spoke about the need for justice for those who worked during the pandemic.

"This inquiry must start with a deep tribute to every single worker and their families for their sacrifice during the pandemic," Foyer said.

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“In their name we seek to give them a voice and access to justice."

As the reality for workers throughout the pandemic is becoming clearer, the inquiry ploughs on.

Nicola Sturgeon is set to give evidence on Wednesday, with Scottish Secretary Alister Jack due to appear on Thursday.