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“Second-rate PPE” to blame for thousands of ambulance worker COVID absences – GMB

The GMB union has found that across just six ambulance trusts in the UK, Covid-19 absences among ambulance workers hit at least 2,000 ...
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NASUWT claims teachers are being told to disable NHS contact-tracing app

Teachers’ union says members have been asked to disable the NHS COVID-19 contract-tracing app to reduce the number of school staff being required ...
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British Airways cargo workers ballot for strike action amid ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action due to the airline’s plans to ‘fire and rehire’ ...
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Unite launches lobbying campaign to make sure lorry drivers have decent facilities in Brexit ‘lorry parks’

With the government planning at least four huge lorry parks in Kent to deal with post-Brexit delays, Unite has launched a campaign “to ...
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Health unions call for Christmas pay rise for 1.3m NHS workers

Trade unions representing more than 1.3m NHS workers across the UK have today written to the Prime Minister to call for a pay ...
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Usdaw urges shoppers to respect shop staff and follow guidelines during second lockdown

As the nation enters a second national lockdown, shopworkers’ union Usdaw have called on shoppers to respect shop staff and follow the guidelines ...
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Unions respond to the extension of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Trade unions have responded to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement today of the government’s extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Chancellor Rishi ...
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NEU launches campaign to include schools in national lockdown, as Unite raises concerns about school staff safety

The National Education Union has launched a campaign to include schools and colleges in the lockdown, amid fears of coronavirus transmission within schools. ...
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Unite urges Heathrow to spend “cash mountain” on employees rather than shareholders

Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) chief executive yesterday boasted that the company had a “cash mountain” in reserve to help it through the pandemic, ...
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