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Unite’s Howard Beckett tells aviation worker’s “we won’t fail you” in industry negotiations

Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett has told members working in the aviation industry that the union will “stand by them” in negotiations ...
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Transport unions urge commuters to stay off the London Underground

As the London Underground row continues between the Prime Minister and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, transport unions have urged commuters to avoid the ...
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UNISON urges shopping centres, pubs and other businesses to provide free parking for NHS staff and care workers

NHS staff and care workers on the front line of the battle against COVID-19 should be provided with free parking from businesses, says ...
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Unions react to Government’s plans to pay workers’ wages

Unite’s Howard Beckett lead the reactions of trade unions to the Chancellor’s announcement that the government will pay 80% of workers’ wages in ...
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Teaching unions welcome the decision to close UK schools

Teaching unions have welcomed the decision to close schools, but have called on the government to make sure there is adequate provision for ...
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GMB calls on government step in as British Airways put 30,000 jobs at risk

The GMB union has accused BA of putting 30,000 jobs at risk, as airports across the country face closure “within weeks” due to ...
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Teaching union send letter to Boris Johnson to explain decision not to shut schools

The National Education Union (NEU) has written to the prime minister asking for his reasons for keeping UK schools open when other countries ...
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Unite warns government not to compromise safety of lorry drivers over coronavirus

Unite has warned that lorry drivers’ safety must not be put in jeopardy by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. The union’s ...
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What the unions made of this week’s Budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed his first Budget this week – amid a backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, issues concerning Statutory Sick Pay, an ...
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