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NEU criticises government after new report shows number of schools in deficit is increasing

The number of state secondary schools in England falling into deficit has nearly trebled in the last four years, new research has shown. Independent think tank the Education ...
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UNISON respond to Spring Statement: “beleaguered public services remain in a dark place”

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Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an update on the economy this week, which has been criticised by union leaders for lacking substance. The chancellor has been accused of “complacency” ...
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Unite’s Jennie Formby looks set to be Labour’s new general secretary after support from GMB

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Unite organiser Jennie Formby, whose candidacy is supported by Jeremy Corbyn’s office, looks set for a ‘coronation’ after receiving backing from GMB union to be new Labour general ...
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Unite wins “landmark legal case” on work disability discrimination

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Case centred on a cafe worker who was fired from her job for taking too much sick leave after a “pre-cancer” diagnosis. A cafe worker suffering from cancer ...
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USDAW to “look closely” at new Sainsbury’s deal to increase staff wages as paid breaks and bonuses are axed

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Shop workers union USDAW has welcomed the decision from Sainsbury’s to increase pay to ¬£9.20 per hour for retail staff – making it the first UK supermarket to ...
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Royal College of Nursing responds to new survey showing public satisfaction with NHS is falling

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Nursing union has issued a response to a survey that shows the public’s satisfaction with the NHS is at it lowest level in seven years. A new survey ...
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PCS plans day of “activities” on 28 February to call for pay increase for public sector workers

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Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is calling for a 5% for public sector workers, and has arranged a day of activities on 28 February to “increase the ...
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UNISON launches new face-to-face mobile advice unit for workers in Edinburgh and the Lothians

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The mobile unit – complete with an office and internet access – is designed to help thousands of workers who do not have a physical union presence at ...
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GMB blames “Brexit effect” for Landis+Gyr’s “catastrophic” decision to move smart meter manufacturing abroad

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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¬†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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