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Unite seek assurances from Nissan regarding workers at its Sunderland plant

Unite the Union has said that Nissan’s plans to impost cost-cutting measures at its Sunderland plant must not include cutting jobs, worker’s employment terms or other benefits. Nissan ...
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NEU responds to final Independent SAGE report and urges Prime Minister to delay reopening of schools

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Commenting following the publication of the Independent SAGE committee’s report “When should a school reopen?”, the National Education Union have called on the government to “draw back” from ...
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GMB calls on Defra to act on “inadequate” safety guidance in the food and drink supply chain

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The GMB union has called on Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to enter into a dialogue with food producers and unions to address the ...
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Unite describes JCB decision to axe 1,500 jobs as a ‘slap in the face’

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Unite the Union has slammed the decision taken by digger manufacturer JCB to axe 950 direct jobs and 500 agency workers, accusing them of “throwing workers under the ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett slams “cynical” and “opportunistic” BA for cutting staff wages during coronavirus pandemic

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Unite’s assistant general secretary has accused British Airways of “abusing” the government’s Job Retention Scheme, describing it as a “complete betrayal of workers”. Senior cabin crew workers at ...
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Unite calls on government to take action to prevent overcrowding of buses

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Unite has called on the UK government to provide funding for extra bus services and to make the wearing of face masks mandatory to prevent the transmission of ...
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Education unions call on government to delay reopening schools

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Eight major trade unions with members working in the education sector have published a joint statement calling on the government to “step back” from its plan for a ...
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GMB slam “mixed messages” from government regarding the easing of lockdown, and lament “horrifying” COVID-19 death figures

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Unions have criticised the government’s handling of the messaging around the easing of the lockdown, with some union leaders labelling it a “recipe for chaos”. Boris Johnson has ...
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UNISON launches coronavirus fund for members facing “financial and emotional difficulties”

UNISON There For You coronavirus fund
The public service union has set up a special coronavirus response fund via its welfare charity ‘There For You’ – which aims to help members who are struggling ...
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Education unions join forces to tell government to exercise caution before reopening schools

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Education and teaching unions from across the UK and Ireland have joined up to write letters to education ministers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, urging ...
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