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NEU demands a ‘plan B’ from government for what to do if COVID-19 infections rise after schools reopen

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The calls from the National Education Union come as schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland prepare to reopen in the coming days and weeks. The National Education ...
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Unite fears many Heathrow staff could be fired and re-hired on lesser terms with big pay cuts

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The trade union is not ruling out a worker’s strike at the airport after Heathrow “threatened” to issue section 188 notices which would mean staff being fired and ...
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TUC calls on government to extend the furlough scheme after new data shows severity of job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic

TUC says “alarm bells couldn’t be ringing any louder”, after the release of the latest ONS data on unemployment shows a significant drop in employment since the start ...
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Unions warn test-and-trace will fail unless government pays wages of those forced into self-isolation

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Trade unions and regional mayors have called on the government to subsidise the wages of people told to self-isolate under the test-and-trace system, saying that statutory sick pay ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett says thousands of loyal BA workers are being “forced out of the jobs they love”

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Cabin crew, engineers and airport staff are among the British Airways employees being told whether or not they will lose their jobs. It has been confirmed that more ...
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NEU: Government has its “head in the sand” over 2021 GCSEs and A-levels

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The National Education Union has accused the UK government of having it’s “head in the sand” regarding plans for next year’s GCSE and A-level exams, as headteachers complain ...
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NASUWT calls for “greater clarity” from government regarding the safety of reopening schools in September

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The teaching union has called on ministers to convince staff and parents that it will be safe to start the new school year in September as fears grown ...
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Unions call for all workers to be given free face masks

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Trade unions say that free face masks should be made available to all workers who need to wear them, including for on the daily commute. Surgical-grade protective face ...
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Teaching unions call for face masks to be compulsory for secondary school students

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Teaching unions have urged the government to make face masks mandatory for secondary school children when schools finally reopen in September. Ministers currently have no plans to make ...
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Unite launches groundbreaking blacklisting case involving the Crossrail construction project

Unite the Union has launched a groundbreaking contemporary blacklisting case concerning London’s flagship Crossrail construction project. The union is working with Thompsons Solicitors in support of Daniel Collins, ...
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