Rishi Sunak Winter Economy Plan

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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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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UNISON says safety measures “must be the priority” in dealing with rising COVID-19 infection rates

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, has responded to this morning’s press briefing on the increasing COVID-19 infection rates, calling for strict social distancing ...
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Coronavirus testing “chaos” could soon force schools closures, warn unions

School leader unions have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister to express their concerns about testing “chaos”, amid fears that keeping ...
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Unite warns of port chaos due to “incomplete post-Brexit customs system”

Unite is predicting “confusion and chaos” at UK ports after Brexit unless the government acts now to minimise disruption. UK ports will face ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett says reports of BA reaching an agreement with union over jobs are “not correct”

Unite’s assistant general secretary has responded to reports in the press that an agreement with British Airways over jobs is close. Howard Beckett, ...
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Unions call for national care system after TUC report highlights lack of adult care funding

Unions have called for the formation of a national care system after a TUC report into social care found that adult social care ...
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UK could face a shortage of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels as factory workers vote for strike action

There could be a shortage of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels this month as factory workers are threatening to go on strike over ...
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Heathrow Airport issues formal notice of redundancies as talks with unions stall

Reports suggest that Heathrow Airport informed unions this afternoon that it was issuing a formal Section 188 notice to trigger the 45-day consultation ...
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