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National Education Union calls on government to close schools early for Christmas

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Union’s call comes as it welcomes the decision of Greenwich Council today to close all of its schools early and move to online learning ahead of the Christmas ...
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GMB British Gas members protest outside Centrica HQ after rejecting pay cut

GMB British Gas vote results
The GMB union – which represents British Gas workers – says “turkeys don’t vote for Christmas” as members vote overwhelmingly to reject Centrica’s proposals to change employment contracts. ...
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British Airways cargo workers vote for strike action in Unite ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

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Cargo workers at British Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in the ongoing dispute over the airline’s plans change the employment terms of conditions of ...
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Usdaw urges retailers to give staff a proper festive break, after B&M announces closure of all stores on New Year’s Day

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Usdaw has welcomed the announcement by B&M that they will close their stores on New Year’s Day, and have called on all retailers to consider giving staff a ...
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UNISON’s higher education members reject “insulting” pay freeze proposals

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UNISON members have voted overwhelmingly to reject the 0% pay offer in higher education, which effectively amounts to a pay cut in real terms. The public service union ...
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Trade unions respond to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Rishi Sunak MP
Yesterday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Spending Review, setting out what the UK government will spend on health, education, transport and other public services next year. See ...
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Unite calls for stricter COVID-19 safety measures in the construction industry

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Unite is calling for separate site operating procedures to cover indoor and outdoor construction work, with stricter rules on social distancing, mask-wearing and site cleaning regimes to combat ...
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“Second-rate PPE” to blame for thousands of ambulance worker COVID absences – GMB

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The GMB union has found that across just six ambulance trusts in the UK, Covid-19 absences among ambulance workers hit at least 2,000 during the first week of ...
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NASUWT claims teachers are being told to disable NHS contact-tracing app

Teachers’ union says members have been asked to disable the NHS COVID-19 contract-tracing app to reduce the number of school staff being required to seld-isolate. NASUWT has claimed ...
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British Airways cargo workers ballot for strike action amid ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

British Airways planes
Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action due to the airline’s plans to ‘fire and rehire’ staff on reduced pay and ...
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