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NEU calls on government to “end child poverty” as new report suggests an extra million people will be pushed into poverty this year

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NEU
New analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found that rising unemployment is expected to push more than a million more people in the UK ...
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The Royal College of Nursing publishes guidance for school nurses returning to work

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Royal College of Nursing
School nurses have been provided with updated guidance to help protect themselves, school children and teachers from COVID-19 as schools begin to reopen. Nursing union the Royal College ...
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Unions call for further action to protect BAME communities from coronavirus

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GMB UNISON Unite
Major unions including Unite, UNISON and GMB have called on the government to take action following a Public Health England report showing people from ethnic minorities are at ...
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Unite seek assurances from Nissan regarding workers at its Sunderland plant

Nissan
Unite
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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NEU
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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GMB
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’

JCB yellow digger
Unite
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
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
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

school kids in playground
GMB NEU UNISON Unite
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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