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GMB claims victory in fight for ‘gig economy’ employment rights for Amazon delivery drivers

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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’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

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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
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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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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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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UNISON calls for public sector pay rise as UK inflation hits six-year high

Rising food, transport and clothing costs have helped inflation rise to 3.1% – the highest level for six years. Public sector union UNISON has called for a pay ...
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GMB “fighting” for ASDA workers after supermarket chain announce over 800 could face pay cut or redundancy

The GMB union have issued a statement to say they will be making sure their members’ voices are heard ‘loud and clear’ as they work to minimise proposed ...
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Unite launches new legal action over the blacklisting of builders

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Union’s case follows a £10m payout last year and names four men who chaired an organisation that monitored construction workers. Unite the Union is seeking compensation for over ...
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