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Teaching unions say coronavirus has not affected their conference plans yet, but hand-washing will be encouraged

Four main teaching unions – including the NEU and NASUWT – have said that the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has not disrupted their national ...
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Len McCluskey rumoured to be stepping down from Unite, with Howard Beckett in the frame to replace him

Britain’s second-largest union, Unite, have been forced to deny rumours that Len McCluskey is set to step down as General Secretary. Speculation has ...
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Royal College of Nursing

RCN says nurse shortage is putting patient safety at risk, after NHS trust is told to improve

The UK’s largest professional nursing union says a shortage of nurses is risking the safety of patients, after an NHS trust is downgraded ...
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Priti Patel

The government has “presided over a bullying culture within the civil service”, says PCS

The Public and Commercial Services Union have called for an independent inquiry into bullying in the civil service, as pressure grows on the ...
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NASUWT calls for more guidance from education ministers amid rise in coronavirus-related racist incidents in schools

The teaching union has called on the government to provide more “guidance and support” to school leaders, as reports of racist incidents related ...
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NEU joins demands for social and environmental protection in UK-EU trade talks

Europe’s biggest education union has joined various civil groups and organisations to call for a post-Brexit trade deal based on rights, justice and ...
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Unison becomes second union to call for sick pay for all workers self-isolating because of coronavirus

Unison have joined the GMB in calling for guaranteed sick pay for self-employed and ‘gig economy’ workers who have to self-isolate. Unison has ...
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GMB warn that self-isolation could leave gig economy workers “abandoned and left penniless”

The GMB union is calling on all employers to pay their workers if they have to self-isolate due to the coronavirus – including ...
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Royal College of Nursing

Survey of RCN members finds ‘corridor nursing’ is becoming the norm in busy A&E’s

Seven out of ten nurses surveyed say they look after patients in “non-designated” areas such as corridors every day. A&E departments across the ...
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