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GMB Unite

Unions call for all workers to be given free face masks

Trade unions say that free face masks should be made available to all workers who need to wear them, including for on the daily commute. Surgical-grade protective face ...
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GMB NASUWT

Teaching unions call for face masks to be compulsory for secondary school students

Teaching unions have urged the government to make face masks mandatory for secondary school children when schools finally reopen in September. Ministers currently have no plans to make ...
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GMB NEU UNISON Unite

Unions critical of government’s proposed pay rise for public sector workers

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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GMB

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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GMB Royal College of Nursing UNISON

Unions respond to government’s “shambolic” and “disastrous” new immigration system

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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GMB Unite

Unite’s Howard Beckett hits back at “morally wrong” BA after break down of redundancy talks

British Airways has attacked unions for rejecting formal redundancy consultations, leading to a war of words with Unite and GMB as strike fears grow. Relations between trade unions ...
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GMB UNISON Unite

Unions call for further action to protect BAME communities from coronavirus

Major unions including Unite, UNISON and GMB have called on the government to take action following a Public Health England report showing people from ethnic minorities are at ...
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GMB

GMB calls on Defra to act on “inadequate” safety guidance in the food and drink supply chain

The GMB union has called on Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to enter into a dialogue with food producers and unions to address the ...
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GMB NEU UNISON Unite

Education unions call on government to delay reopening schools

Eight major trade unions with members working in the education sector have published a joint statement calling on the government to “step back” from its plan for a ...
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GMB UNISON

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

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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