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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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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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Unite warns of port chaos due to “incomplete post-Brexit customs system”

Unite is predicting “confusion and chaos” at UK ports after Brexit unless the government acts now to minimise disruption. UK ports will face “chaos and confusion” in the ...
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Unite’s Howard Beckett says reports of BA reaching an agreement with union over jobs are “not correct”

Unite’s assistant general secretary has responded to reports in the press that an agreement with British Airways over jobs is close. Howard Beckett, Unite’s assistant general secretary, has ...
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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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Heathrow Airport
PCS Unite

Heathrow Airport issues formal notice of redundancies as talks with unions stall

Reports suggest that Heathrow Airport informed unions this afternoon that it was issuing a formal Section 188 notice to trigger the 45-day consultation period before compulsory redundancies. The ...
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Battle to succeed Len McCluskey hots up as Howard Beckett confirms he intends to stand

The battle to control the Labour party’s largest affiliated trade union will soon be underway, as assistant general secretary Howard Beckett has declared his intention to stand for ...
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Heathrow Airport
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Unite fears many Heathrow staff could be fired and re-hired on lesser terms with big pay cuts

The trade union is not ruling out a worker’s strike at the airport after Heathrow “threatened” to issue section 188 notices which would mean staff being fired and ...
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COVID-19 test
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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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Unite’s Howard Beckett says thousands of loyal BA workers are being “forced out of the jobs they love”

Cabin crew, engineers and airport staff are among the British Airways employees being told whether or not they will lose their jobs. It has been confirmed that more ...
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