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Unite calls for stricter COVID-19 safety measures in the construction industry

Unite is calling for separate site operating procedures to cover indoor and outdoor construction work, with stricter rules on social distancing, mask-wearing and site cleaning regimes to combat ...
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British Airways cargo workers ballot for strike action amid ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action due to the airline’s plans to ‘fire and rehire’ staff on reduced pay and ...
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Unite launches lobbying campaign to make sure lorry drivers have decent facilities in Brexit ‘lorry parks’

With the government planning at least four huge lorry parks in Kent to deal with post-Brexit delays, Unite has launched a campaign “to ensure that decent welfare facilities ...
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Health unions call for Christmas pay rise for 1.3m NHS workers

Trade unions representing more than 1.3m NHS workers across the UK have today written to the Prime Minister to call for a pay rise for all NHS staff ...
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Unions respond to the extension of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Trade unions have responded to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement today of the government’s extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Chancellor Rishi Sunak today confirmed that the ...
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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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