school kids in playground
NASUWT NEU

Education unions respond to government’s “panic” announcement to stagger reopening of secondary schools

The National Education Union and NASUWT have criticised today’s announcement by the government that secondary schools should stagger students’ return after Christmas.  The ...
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COVID Christmas lockdown
Unite

Unite fears NHS could be “overwhelmed” if COVID restrictions are relaxed over Christmas

The UK’s largest union has entered the debate regarding the Christmas COVID-19 restrictions, stating that the government has got it wrong regarding relaxing ...
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school kids in playground
NEU

National Education Union calls on government to close schools early for Christmas

Union’s call comes as it welcomes the decision of Greenwich Council today to close all of its schools early and move to online ...
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GMB British Gas vote results
GMB UNISON

GMB British Gas members protest outside Centrica HQ after rejecting pay cut

The GMB union – which represents British Gas workers – says “turkeys don’t vote for Christmas” as members vote overwhelmingly to reject Centrica’s ...
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British Airways planes
Unite

British Airways cargo workers vote for strike action in Unite ‘fire and rehire’ dispute

Cargo workers at British Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in the ongoing dispute over the airline’s plans change the ...
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USDAW

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

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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Rishi Sunak MP
NEU UNISON Unite

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

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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