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GMB slam “mixed messages” from government regarding the easing of lockdown, and lament “horrifying” COVID-19 death figures

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GMB UNISON
Unions have criticised the government’s handling of the messaging around the easing of the lockdown, with some union leaders labelling it a “recipe for chaos”. Boris Johnson has ...
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UNISON launches coronavirus fund for members facing “financial and emotional difficulties”

UNISON There For You coronavirus fund
UNISON
The public service union has set up a special coronavirus response fund via its welfare charity ‘There For You’ – which aims to help members who are struggling ...
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Education unions join forces to tell government to exercise caution before reopening schools

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NASUWT NEU
Education and teaching unions from across the UK and Ireland have joined up to write letters to education ministers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland, urging ...
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UNISON launch petition demanding government “do more” over PPE for care workers

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UNISON
Public service union UNISON has launched an online petition that demands the government take more action to ensure adequate PPE is made available to care workers during the ...
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Unite to challenge the redundancy of 500 agency workers at Airbus Broughton

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Unite
Unite have revealed that Airbus are set to make up to 500 agency workers redundant, after previously furloughing 3,200 of their workers. As many as 500 agency workers ...
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Unite denounces British Airways redundancies as “unlawful and immoral”

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Unite
British Airways’ parent company IAG yesterday announced plans to make up to 12,000 workers redundant due to the coronavirus crisis. Unite’s general secretary Len McCluskey has today denounced ...
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Unite hits out at “dangerous” return to construction sites and demands coronavirus testing is extended to construction workers

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Unite
Unite the Union says the construction industry is putting the desire to build new homes ahead of workers’ safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and has demanded the government ...
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NASUWT backs calls for a minute’s silence to honour key workers who have lost their lives in battle against COVID-19

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NASUWT
Major teaching union joins fellow unions in calls for a minute’s silence tomorrow (28 April) to honour the key workers who have lost their lives during the coronavirus ...
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New Usdaw survey reveals shocking rise in abuse of retail workers

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USDAW
Usdaw have called for urgent government action after a shock survey revealed a rise in verbal and physical abuse of retail workers during the coronavirus crisis – with ...
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Public service workers join UNISON in record numbers during coronavirus crisis

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UNISON
The public service union UNISON has seen record numbers of new members joining during the coronavirus crisis, with the union saying public service workers are increasingly seeking “support ...
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