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Teaching unions call for “significant pay increase” for all teachers and school leaders

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NEU
The NEU, ASCL, NAHT, UCAC and Voice unions have reiterated their call for pay rises to “address the decline in teachers’ real pay over the last seven years”. Teachers’ unions have ...
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RCN urges government action as new data shows extent of nurses leaving the profession

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Royal College of Nursing
New data shows that over 33,000 nurses left the profession last year, triggering warnings of a “dangerous and downward spiral”. Official figures released today reveal one in ten ...
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Carillion: Trade unions call for a “national task force” to protect UK firms

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GMB UNISON Unite
The collapse of Carillion is dominating the news and political agenda this week, and today UK trade unions have urged the government to take action to protect Carillion ...
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GMB claims victory in fight for ‘gig economy’ employment rights for Amazon delivery drivers

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GMB
The GMB general union ha claimed another victory for workers fighting “bogus” self-employment, with a settlement that they say is worth tens of thousands of pounds in back ...
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Unite warn Peugeot that closure of Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port will affect their UK sales

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Unite
Unite’s leader Len McCluskey says that Unite “will not allow” Peugoet owners PSA Group “to continue to enjoy their healthy share of the UK market”. Len McCluskey, the ...
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Thousands of days lost as NHS staff sign off with stress at hospitals across Sheffield

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Royal College of Nursing
NHS hospitals saw almost 4,000 work days lost as pressure leads to increase in staff signing off with work with stress. The NHS ‘winter crisis’ is very much ...
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Unite describes decision to close Britvic site in Norwich as ‘a hammer blow’ to workers

Britvic factory production line
Unite
Britvic announced late on Friday 15 December that the site in Norwich is to close – putting hundreds of jobs at risk. Hundreds of food processing jobs were ...
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PCS to hold pay protest rally outside Scottish parliament as Budget is announced

Holyrood Scottish Parliament building
PCS
The Public and Commercial Services union is calling for more funding for public services outside the Scottish Parliament today to coincide with the Budget at Holyrood. The demo ...
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NASUWT leads call to ban energy drinks in schools

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NASUWT
One of the largest teaching unions in the UK is leading calls for schools to ban energy drinks. NASUWT – The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers ...
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National Education Union responds to “disappointing” EPI report on disparity in primary schools

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NEU
A new report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has drawn a critical response from the National Education Union (NEU). The new report by the EPI titled English Education: ...
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