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Unions respond to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan

Rishi Sunak 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trade ...
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Unions call for priority COVID-19 testing for school staff to keep schools open and safe

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UNISON, GMB and Unite have sent a joint letter to education secretary Gavin Williamson demanding the Government take action to make schools and colleges safe. Giving all school ...
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UNISON says safety measures “must be the priority” in dealing with rising COVID-19 infection rates

COVID-19 test
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 measures and an effective testing ...
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Coronavirus testing “chaos” could soon force schools closures, warn unions

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

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

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

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

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

Heathrow Airport
PCS Unite
Reports suggest that Heathrow Airport informed unions this afternoon that it was issuing a formal Section 188 notice to trigger the 45-day consultation period before compulsory redundancies. The ...
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Battle to succeed Len McCluskey hots up as Howard Beckett confirms he intends to stand

Len McCluskey
The battle to control the Labour party’s largest affiliated trade union will soon be underway, as assistant general secretary Howard Beckett has declared his intention to stand for ...
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