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easyJet protests enter their second day after ballot of Unite members

easyjet plane on runway
Protests by easyJet staff took place in Southend yesterday, following demonstrations in Newcastle yesterday. Tomorrow they are planning to protest at Stansted against proposed job losses at the ...
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Unions critical of government’s proposed pay rise for public sector workers

Rishi Sunak MP
Almost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, but various trade unions have criticised the move for excluding many key workers. In announcing the ...
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Trade unions and community groups seen as key to tacking fashion worker abuses

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown in Leicester has highlighted the abuses of fashion workers in the East Midlands city. A special government taskforce and proposals for a ...
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Unite Scotland warns 1500 airport jobs at risk of redundancy

aeroplane in airport
The trade union has launched a campaign to support workers at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports. Unite Scotland has set up the campaign as it argued that Scottish ...
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Usdaw urges government to work with retailers to agree advice on face masks in shops

woman with face mask
The union is concerned that health secretary Matt Hancock has not confirmed that the government will seek to engage with them and retailers on providing detailed guidance for ...
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Howard Beckett and Steve Turner leading the race to succeed Len McCluskey as Unite general secretary

Len McCluskey
The race to succeed Len McCluskey as Unite general secretary reaches a pivotal point this weekend, with Howard Beckett and Steve Turner competing for the endorsement of the ...
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Unions respond to government’s “shambolic” and “disastrous” new immigration system

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GMB Royal College of Nursing UNISON
Several unions have responded to the government’s new post-Brexit immigration policy with condemnation, describing it as “shambolic” and “disastrous”. The government today revealed its new immigration policy, which ...
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Royal College of Nursing warns of problems ahead due to ageing workforce, despite recent rise in nursing numbers

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Royal College of Nursing
The total number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the permanent register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has risen in the past year, but the ...
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Teaching unions voice concerns over full reopening of schools in September

school kids in playground
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced the government’s guidance for schools to fully reopen in September, which has led to headteachers complaining of “mind-boggling” practical difficulties and ...
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Unite warns construction workers not to risk their health due to shortage of dust masks

builders working
Construction and engineering contractor groups have raised concerns regarding a shortage of dust masks available to construction workers, leading Unite to warn employees against working without adequate protection. ...
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