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Pupils and teachers at increased risk of violence in schools – says NASUWT

NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates issued the stark warning during her speech at the teaching unions’ annual conference in Glasgow last week. Teachers and pupils in UK schools ...
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Government plans to tackle mental health crisis in children labelled ‘unambitious’ by NEU

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National Education Union (NEU) has called the Government’s latest plans to tackle the growing mental health crisis in young people as ‘unambitious’, with MPs also warning the plans ...
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GMB launches new ‘gig economy’ legal case against Hermes

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Case brought by GMB follows similar legal action against Amazon and Uber regarding workers’ rights in the so-called ‘gig economy’. The GMB union started its latest ‘gig economy’ ...
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Trade unions back overhaul of Westminster voting system

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Trade union leaders are adding their voice to calls for Westminster to adopt proportional voting system, rather than ‘first past the post’. Trade unionists have backed calls for ...
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke becomes ambassador of the Royal College of Nursing and launches fundraising campaign

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Emilia Clarke, famous for her role as the ‘mother of dragons’ Daenerys Targaryen in the hit series Game of Thrones, plans to use her high profile to campaign for ...
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PCS members at Acas to take industrial action over long-running dispute

More than 80% of members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) working at conciliation service Acas have voted in favour of strike action. Acas, the conciliation ...
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NEU says government has questions to answer over controversial Baseline test of four-year-olds

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Last week the government announced the preferred supplier of the proposed new Reception Baseline test, but the NEU says questions still remain over the controversial scheme. The Department ...
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UNISON accepts 2% pay rise for local government workers

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Public service union UNISON have accepted a new two-year pay deal for local government staff. The new pay deal will affect more than one million local government workers ...
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Unions accused of double standards after gender pay gap analysis

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GMB NASUWT Royal College of Nursing Unite USDAW
Despite campaigning for equal pay for years, some unions have the worst pay gaps in the UK with women paid a median hourly rate up to 42.7% less ...
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RCN urges members to accept “best pay deal in eight years” after government agrees 6.5% pay increase

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Royal College of Nursing
Nursing union the Royal College of Nursing, along with other NHS staff unions, have welcomed the agreement on NHS pay reached this week. The Royal College of Nursing ...
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