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NEU: Government has its “head in the sand” over 2021 GCSEs and A-levels

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The National Education Union has accused the UK government of having it’s “head in the sand” regarding plans for next year’s GCSE and A-level exams, as headteachers complain ...
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NASUWT calls for “greater clarity” from government regarding the safety of reopening schools in September

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The teaching union has called on ministers to convince staff and parents that it will be safe to start the new school year in September as fears grown ...
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Unions call for all workers to be given free face masks

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GMB Unite
Trade unions say that free face masks should be made available to all workers who need to wear them, including for on the daily commute. Surgical-grade protective face ...
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Teaching unions call for face masks to be compulsory for secondary school students

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Teaching unions have urged the government to make face masks mandatory for secondary school children when schools finally reopen in September. Ministers currently have no plans to make ...
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Unite launches groundbreaking blacklisting case involving the Crossrail construction project

Unite the Union has launched a groundbreaking contemporary blacklisting case concerning London’s flagship Crossrail construction project. The union is working with Thompsons Solicitors in support of Daniel Collins, ...
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easyJet protests enter their second day after ballot of Unite members

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Protests by easyJet staff took place in Southend yesterday, following demonstrations in Newcastle yesterday. Tomorrow they are planning to protest at Stansted against proposed job losses at the ...
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Unions critical of government’s proposed pay rise for public sector workers

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Almost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, but various trade unions have criticised the move for excluding many key workers. In announcing the ...
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Trade unions and community groups seen as key to tacking fashion worker abuses

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown in Leicester has highlighted the abuses of fashion workers in the East Midlands city. A special government taskforce and proposals for a ...
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Unite Scotland warns 1500 airport jobs at risk of redundancy

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The trade union has launched a campaign to support workers at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports. Unite Scotland has set up the campaign as it argued that Scottish ...
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Usdaw urges government to work with retailers to agree advice on face masks in shops

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The union is concerned that health secretary Matt Hancock has not confirmed that the government will seek to engage with them and retailers on providing detailed guidance for ...
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