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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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UNISON

UNISON says safety measures “must be the priority” in dealing with rising COVID-19 infection rates

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, has responded to this morning’s press briefing on the increasing COVID-19 infection rates, calling for strict social distancing measures and an effective testing ...
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TUC UNISON Unite

Unions call for national care system after TUC report highlights lack of adult care funding

Unions have called for the formation of a national care system after a TUC report into social care found that adult social care spending in England is still ...
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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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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 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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NASUWT NEU UNISON

Teaching unions voice concerns over full reopening of schools in September

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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UNISON

UNISON urges government to tackle care worker pay deductions during coronavirus crisis

Care workers have told UNISON that they are being forced to take unpaid leave if they have to self-isolate or shield during the COVID-19 pandemic. UNISON has called ...
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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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