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

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

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

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

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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 the fight against the coronavirus ...
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Teaching unions welcome the decision to close UK schools

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

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

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

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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 warning came after reports from ...
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What the unions made of this week’s Budget

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed his first Budget this week – amid a backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak, issues concerning Statutory Sick Pay, an interest rate drop and low ...
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Teaching unions say coronavirus has not affected their conference plans yet, but hand-washing will be encouraged

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Four main teaching unions – including the NEU and NASUWT – have said that the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has not disrupted their national conference plans yet – but ...
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