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NEU is “opposed” to government’s new times table tests for primary schools

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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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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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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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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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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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Nursing union backs Health Committee calls to “expand, develop and value the nursing workforce”

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Royal College of Nursing
A new Health Committee select report has called for a reversal of the cuts to nurses’ CPD budgets, further assurances for EU staff and close monitoring of the ...
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PCS reveal women civil service workers are worst hit by government’s “ongoing attack on pay”

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The union’s analysis of the ongoing civil service pay freeze shows that female workers have suffered the most. To mark yesterday’s day of protests against the civil service ...
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NASUWT conference told that race discrimination is still an issue for UK teachers

NASUWT’s General Secretary was addressing the union’s BME Teachers’ Consultation Conference 2018 in Birmingham yesterday. The treatment of BME (black, ethnic minority) teachers in UK schools has not improved ...
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Low apprenticeship take-up figures “very worrying for the government” says the NEU

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Teaching union responds to new figures that show the level of new apprenticeship starts is down 27% on last year. New figures published by the Department for Education ...
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GMB and Unite hail ITC ruling on Bombardier tariffs as “good news” and “sweet relief” for Northen Ireland economy

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GMB Unite
Legal defeat for Trump administration and Boeing on import tariffs could save thousands of jobs at Bombardier’s Belfast operation. Thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland could have been ...
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