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Usdaw urges retailers to give staff a proper festive break, after B&M announces closure of all stores on New Year’s Day

Usdaw has welcomed the announcement by B&M that they will close their stores on New Year’s Day, and have called on all retailers ...
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UNISON’s higher education members reject “insulting” pay freeze proposals

UNISON members have voted overwhelmingly to reject the 0% pay offer in higher education, which effectively amounts to a pay cut in real ...
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Trade unions respond to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Yesterday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Spending Review, setting out what the UK government will spend on health, education, transport and other ...
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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 ...
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“Second-rate PPE” to blame for thousands of ambulance worker COVID absences – GMB

The GMB union has found that across just six ambulance trusts in the UK, Covid-19 absences among ambulance workers hit at least 2,000 ...
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NASUWT claims teachers are being told to disable NHS contact-tracing app

Teachers’ union says members have been asked to disable the NHS COVID-19 contract-tracing app to reduce the number of school staff being required ...
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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’ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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