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Rishi Sunak Winter Economy Plan
Bectu GMB PCS UNISON Unite USDAW

Unions respond to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan

With the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to end on 31 October, the Chancellor today announced further economic measures to support workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trade ...
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GMB UNISON Unite

Unions call for priority COVID-19 testing for school staff to keep schools open and safe

UNISON, GMB and Unite have sent a joint letter to education secretary Gavin Williamson demanding the Government take action to make schools and colleges safe. Giving all school ...
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GMB

UK could face a shortage of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels as factory workers vote for strike action

There could be a shortage of Jammie Dodgers and Wagon Wheels this month as factory workers are threatening to go on strike over ‘derisory’ pay offer. Workers at ...
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COVID-19 test
GMB TUC UNISON Unite USDAW

Unions warn test-and-trace will fail unless government pays wages of those forced into self-isolation

Trade unions and regional mayors have called on the government to subsidise the wages of people told to self-isolate under the test-and-trace system, saying that statutory sick pay ...
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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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Rishi Sunak MP
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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