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GMB launches fund to help British Gas strikers

GMB British Gas strike
GMB
The GMB union has launched a crowdfunder to help raise funds for British Gas workers who are currently striking in opposition to the company’s controversial ‘fire and rehire’ ...
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Education unions call for clarification on the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for school supply staff

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GMB NASUWT NEU UNISON Unite
Unions including NASUWT, NEU and Unite have written to the Department for Education “to press for clarification on the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) during ...
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UNISON elects Christina McAnea as first ever female general secretary

Christina McAnea UNISON
UNISON
The UK’s largest trade union has elected Christina McAnea as its new general secretary, who becomes UNISON’s first-ever female general secretary. Christina McAnea will lead UNISON after winning ...
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GMB members at British Gas begin five-day strike in ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

GMB British Gas strike
GMB
British Gas engineers have started a five-day strike from today (Thursday 7 January) in a dispute over new employment contracts. Thousands of British Gas staff have walked out ...
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Education unions respond to government’s “panic” announcement to stagger reopening of secondary schools

school kids in playground
NASUWT NEU
The National Education Union and NASUWT have criticised today’s announcement by the government that secondary schools should stagger students’ return after Christmas.  The government has announced that the ...
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Unite fears NHS could be “overwhelmed” if COVID restrictions are relaxed over Christmas

COVID Christmas lockdown
Unite
The UK’s largest union has entered the debate regarding the Christmas COVID-19 restrictions, stating that the government has got it wrong regarding relaxing the rules over the festive ...
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National Education Union calls on government to close schools early for Christmas

school kids in playground
NEU
Union’s call comes as it welcomes the decision of Greenwich Council today to close all of its schools early and move to online learning ahead of the Christmas ...
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GMB British Gas members protest outside Centrica HQ after rejecting pay cut

GMB British Gas vote results
GMB UNISON
The GMB union – which represents British Gas workers – says “turkeys don’t vote for Christmas” as members vote overwhelmingly to reject Centrica’s proposals to change employment contracts. ...
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British Airways cargo workers vote for strike action in Unite ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

British Airways planes
Unite
Cargo workers at British Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in the ongoing dispute over the airline’s plans change the employment terms of conditions of ...
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Usdaw urges retailers to give staff a proper festive break, after B&M announces closure of all stores on New Year’s Day

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USDAW
Usdaw has welcomed the announcement by B&M that they will close their stores on New Year’s Day, and have called on all retailers to consider giving staff a ...
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