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GMB blames “Brexit effect” for Landis+Gyr’s “catastrophic” decision to move smart meter manufacturing abroad

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GMB
UK’s leading manufacturer of smart gas meters, Landis+Gyr, plans to cut 288 jobs due to an increase in production costs driven by the drop in sterling after the ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett hails “groundbreaking victory” against “bogus self-employment”

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Unite
Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett was speaking following an Employment Appeal Tribunal in Reading. A recent ruling in the case of a worker for an NHS ‘umbrella company’ ...
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Shop workers union Usdaw elects Amy Murphy as new president

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USDAW
Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) has elected Amy Murphy as new president following an all-member ballot. Usdaw has elected a new president following an all-member ...
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RCN launches UK-wide survey of members on principle of relaxation of abortion laws

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Royal College of Nursing
The Royal College of Nursing are asking their members what they think about decriminalising abortions – and plan to lobby Parliament if the majority of members vote in ...
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PCS calls for Border Force staffing increase after “damning” MPs report

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PCS
A report by the home affairs select committee has found that UK borders are not ready for Brexit, leading to calls from the PCS union for an increase ...
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NEU is “opposed” to government’s new times table tests for primary schools

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NEU
Proposals for a new national times tables test were revealed by the Department of Education (DfE) today, and have already been deemed “unnecessary” by teaching union the NEU. ...
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UNISON urges government to introduce ‘code of conduct’ for public sector contractors

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UNISON
Public service union has called for a set of principles similar to those set out in the 90’s for private companies delivering public works. Unison has called on ...
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GMB calls for “urgent reform” following “damning” Carillion evidence

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GMB
Union says that this weeks evidence from Carillion directors to MPs shows that workers’ pensions were “the last thing on their minds” as the company struggled. GMB has ...
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Unite reveals “wheeler dealers” to pocket huge £140m “jackpot payday” in GKN takeover

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Unite
Britian’s largest union says bankers, financiers, lawyers and public relations executives stand to make millions in “debt fuelled” bid for the aerospace and automotive engineering firm GKN. Unite the ...
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USDAW calls for talks with Homebase after warnings that up to 40 UK stores could close

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USDAW
Up to 40 outlets of Homebase and Bunnings are at risk as owners blame a restructuring error – leading shop worker union Usdaw to call for talks to ...
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