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NEU

NEU calls for action as half of England’s secondary schools send children home because of COVID-19

The National Education Union has called on the government to take action, including a “two-week circuit breaker over half term”, as new figures ...
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Unite

Howard Beckett of Unite has urged new BA boss Sean Doyle to open “new chapter of constructive relations” with staff and unions

Unite’s Howard Beckett has urged the incoming British Airways CEO to abandon the previous regime’s “fire and rehire policy” and open up a ...
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ASCL NEU

Teaching unions criticise Government’s “inadequate” plan to delay next year’s exams

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has confirmed next year’s scheduled GCSE and A-Level exams will go ahead, but with a three-week delay. Next ...
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Unite

Unite demands full furlough pay for Liverpool workers as city enters ‘Tier 3’ lockdown

The Government today confirmed that the Liverpool city region is the first to be classed as a ‘Very High’ risk area for COVID-19 ...
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GMB

“Blunder after blunder”: GMB calls for the “immediate resignation” of Test and Trace boss Dido Harding

Health and social care workers GMB has today called for the “immediate” resignation of Tory peer and NHS Test and Trace chair Baroness ...
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Unite

Unite to ballot Heathrow workers over airports “fire and rehire” plans

Unite has announced it will ballot is members who work at Heathrow Airport over the controversial “fire and rehire” proposals that could see ...
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NEU

NEU: Government’s inability to provide schools with what they need to stay open is “unacceptable”

The National Education Union has called for “Nightingale classes” and an increase in teaching staff as new figures show around one in six ...
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Rishi Sunak Winter Economy Plan
Bectu GMB PCS UNISON Unite USDAW

Unions respond to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan

With the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to end on 31 October, the Chancellor today announced further economic measures to support workers ...
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GMB UNISON Unite

Unions call for priority COVID-19 testing for school staff to keep schools open and safe

UNISON, GMB and Unite have sent a joint letter to education secretary Gavin Williamson demanding the Government take action to make schools and ...
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