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NEU launches campaign to include schools in national lockdown, as Unite raises concerns about school staff safety

The National Education Union has launched a campaign to include schools and colleges in the lockdown, amid fears of coronavirus transmission within schools. The UK’s largest teaching union, ...
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Unite urges Heathrow to spend “cash mountain” on employees rather than shareholders

Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) chief executive yesterday boasted that the company had a “cash mountain” in reserve to help it through the pandemic, leading to condemnation from Unite ...
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Rolls-Royce workers to hold three weeks of strikes after Unite calls plans to move jobs offshore an act of “industrial vandalism”

Unite members working at the Rolls-Royce factory in Barnoldswick, Lancashire had previously returned a 94% vote in favour of industrial action. Workers at Rolls-Royce’s historic factory in Barnoldswick ...
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Howard Beckett of Unite has urged new BA boss Sean Doyle to open “new chapter of constructive relations” with staff and unions

Unite’s Howard Beckett has urged the incoming British Airways CEO to abandon the previous regime’s “fire and rehire policy” and open up a “new chapter of constructive relations”. ...
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Unite demands full furlough pay for Liverpool workers as city enters ‘Tier 3’ lockdown

The Government today confirmed that the Liverpool city region is the first to be classed as a ‘Very High’ risk area for COVID-19 transmission and will be subject ...
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Unite to ballot Heathrow workers over airports “fire and rehire” plans

Unite has announced it will ballot is members who work at Heathrow Airport over the controversial “fire and rehire” proposals that could see the pay of 4,000 workers ...
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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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