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Teaching unions call for face masks to be compulsory for secondary school students

Teaching unions have urged the government to make face masks mandatory for secondary school children when schools finally reopen in September. Ministers currently ...
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Unite launches groundbreaking blacklisting case involving the Crossrail construction project

Unite the Union has launched a groundbreaking contemporary blacklisting case concerning London’s flagship Crossrail construction project. The union is working with Thompsons Solicitors ...
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easyJet protests enter their second day after ballot of Unite members

Protests by easyJet staff took place in Southend yesterday, following demonstrations in Newcastle yesterday. Tomorrow they are planning to protest at Stansted against ...
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Unions critical of government’s proposed pay rise for public sector workers

Almost 900,000 public sector workers are to get an above-inflation pay rise, but various trade unions have criticised the move for excluding many ...
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Trade unions and community groups seen as key to tacking fashion worker abuses

The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown in Leicester has highlighted the abuses of fashion workers in the East Midlands city. A special government ...
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Unite Scotland warns 1500 airport jobs at risk of redundancy

The trade union has launched a campaign to support workers at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports. Unite Scotland has set up the campaign ...
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Usdaw urges government to work with retailers to agree advice on face masks in shops

The union is concerned that health secretary Matt Hancock has not confirmed that the government will seek to engage with them and retailers ...
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Howard Beckett and Steve Turner leading the race to succeed Len McCluskey as Unite general secretary

The race to succeed Len McCluskey as Unite general secretary reaches a pivotal point this weekend, with Howard Beckett and Steve Turner competing ...
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Unions respond to government’s “shambolic” and “disastrous” new immigration system

Several unions have responded to the government’s new post-Brexit immigration policy with condemnation, describing it as “shambolic” and “disastrous”. The government today revealed ...
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