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Len McCluskey rumoured to be stepping down from Unite, with Howard Beckett in the frame to replace him

Len McCluskey
Britain’s second-largest union, Unite, have been forced to deny rumours that Len McCluskey is set to step down as General Secretary. Speculation has risen in recent days that ...
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RCN says nurse shortage is putting patient safety at risk, after NHS trust is told to improve

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Royal College of Nursing
The UK’s largest professional nursing union says a shortage of nurses is risking the safety of patients, after an NHS trust is downgraded by the Care Quality Commission ...
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The government has “presided over a bullying culture within the civil service”, says PCS

Priti Patel
The Public and Commercial Services Union have called for an independent inquiry into bullying in the civil service, as pressure grows on the Home Secretary Priti Patel. The ...
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NASUWT calls for more guidance from education ministers amid rise in coronavirus-related racist incidents in schools

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The teaching union has called on the government to provide more “guidance and support” to school leaders, as reports of racist incidents related to coronavirus increase. Students and ...
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NEU joins demands for social and environmental protection in UK-EU trade talks

Europe’s biggest education union has joined various civil groups and organisations to call for a post-Brexit trade deal based on rights, justice and sustainability, and to “defend education ...
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Unison becomes second union to call for sick pay for all workers self-isolating because of coronavirus

woman self isolating sick at home
Unison have joined the GMB in calling for guaranteed sick pay for self-employed and ‘gig economy’ workers who have to self-isolate. Unison has today become the second major ...
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GMB warn that self-isolation could leave gig economy workers “abandoned and left penniless”

woman ill self isolation
The GMB union is calling on all employers to pay their workers if they have to self-isolate due to the coronavirus – including their “zero-hour” workers. The growing ...
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Survey of RCN members finds ‘corridor nursing’ is becoming the norm in busy A&E’s

NHS nurse
Royal College of Nursing
Seven out of ten nurses surveyed say they look after patients in “non-designated” areas such as corridors every day. A&E departments across the country are becoming so overcrowded ...
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Unite is preparing a landmark “toxic cabin air” legal case

aeroplane cabin
The Unite union is currently pursuing 200 cases of its members who claim to have suffered ill health after exposure to toxic cabin air. Unite, which represents cabin ...
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