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elderly care
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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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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school kids in playground
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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bame woman coronavirus face mask
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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school kids in playground
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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UNISON There For You coronavirus fund
UNISON

UNISON launches coronavirus fund for members facing “financial and emotional difficulties”

The public service union has set up a special coronavirus response fund via its welfare charity ‘There For You’ – which aims to help members who are struggling ...
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