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NEU calls for action as half of England’s secondary schools send children home because of COVID-19

school exam paper
NEU
The National Education Union has called on the government to take action, including a “two-week circuit breaker over half term”, as new figures show half of secondary schools ...
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Howard Beckett of Unite has urged new BA boss Sean Doyle to open “new chapter of constructive relations” with staff and unions

BA aeroplane taking off
Unite
Unite’s Howard Beckett has urged the incoming British Airways CEO to abandon the previous regime’s “fire and rehire policy” and open up a “new chapter of constructive relations”. ...
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Teaching unions criticise Government’s “inadequate” plan to delay next year’s exams

school exam paper
ASCL NEU
The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has confirmed next year’s scheduled GCSE and A-Level exams will go ahead, but with a three-week delay. Next year’s exams will go ahead ...
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Unite demands full furlough pay for Liverpool workers as city enters ‘Tier 3’ lockdown

Liverpool dock area
Unite
The Government today confirmed that the Liverpool city region is the first to be classed as a ‘Very High’ risk area for COVID-19 transmission and will be subject ...
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“Blunder after blunder”: GMB calls for the “immediate resignation” of Test and Trace boss Dido Harding

Dido Harding NHS Test and Trace
GMB
Health and social care workers GMB has today called for the “immediate” resignation of Tory peer and NHS Test and Trace chair Baroness Dido Harding following a series ...
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Unite to ballot Heathrow workers over airports “fire and rehire” plans

Heathrow Airport
Unite
Unite has announced it will ballot is members who work at Heathrow Airport over the controversial “fire and rehire” proposals that could see the pay of 4,000 workers ...
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NEU: Government’s inability to provide schools with what they need to stay open is “unacceptable”

school kids in playground
NEU
The National Education Union has called for “Nightingale classes” and an increase in teaching staff as new figures show around one in six state secondary schools were unable ...
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Unions respond to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan

Rishi Sunak Winter Economy Plan
Bectu GMB PCS UNISON Unite USDAW
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

children in school
GMB UNISON Unite
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
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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