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Unions join forces to warn government they will fight “tooth and nail” to protect workers’ rights

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Unite, GMB and Unison are among the group of 12 major trade unions calling on the Prime Minister to protect rights such as the 48-hour working week following ...
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NEU says teachers ‘almost twice as likely to get coronavirus’, as the union launches new Remote Education Hub

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The NEU has called for an investigation into its new figures that suggest that school staff are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. The UK’s biggest teaching union ...
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Unite members at RAF Leeming begin three weeks of strike action in pay dispute

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Unite members who work at RAF Leeming for Babcock Aerospace began three weeks of discontinuous strike action today over a disparity in shift pay. The trade union says ...
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Unions urge government to maintain £20 uplift in Universal Credit

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The NEU and PCS have both called on the government to maintain the current £20 increase in Universal Credit beyond the 31 March deadline. The Labour Party will ...
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GMB launches fund to help British Gas strikers

GMB British Gas strike
The GMB union has launched a crowdfunder to help raise funds for British Gas workers who are currently striking in opposition to the company’s controversial ‘fire and rehire’ ...
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Education unions call for clarification on the use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for school supply staff

Unions including NASUWT, NEU and Unite have written to the Department for Education “to press for clarification on the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) during ...
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UNISON elects Christina McAnea as first ever female general secretary

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The UK’s largest trade union has elected Christina McAnea as its new general secretary, who becomes UNISON’s first-ever female general secretary. Christina McAnea will lead UNISON after winning ...
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GMB members at British Gas begin five-day strike in ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

GMB British Gas strike
British Gas engineers have started a five-day strike from today (Thursday 7 January) in a dispute over new employment contracts. Thousands of British Gas staff have walked out ...
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Education unions respond to government’s “panic” announcement to stagger reopening of secondary schools

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The National Education Union and NASUWT have criticised today’s announcement by the government that secondary schools should stagger students’ return after Christmas.  The government has announced that the ...
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Unite fears NHS could be “overwhelmed” if COVID restrictions are relaxed over Christmas

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The UK’s largest union has entered the debate regarding the Christmas COVID-19 restrictions, stating that the government has got it wrong regarding relaxing the rules over the festive ...
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