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TUC calls for ‘urgent’ action to support young workers hit hard by pandemic [TUC] 2021-04-20

Unions call for investigation into Tory croneyism [Union News] 2021-04-18

England Win! UNISON cancels strike action as NHS trust brings jobs back in-house [Union News] 2021-04-18

Trade union leaders write to PM calling on him to reject ‘insulting’ report and act on race equality at work [TUC] 2021-04-18

TUC sounds alarm over 'stark' Covid mortality rates in insecure jobs [TUC] 2021-04-16

Almost 40% of UK workers ‘get less than a week’s notice of shift patterns’ [Guardian] 2021-04-15

TUC – compulsory vaccinations for care staff is 'ill-thought through' [TUC] 2021-04-14

GDP: Sectors with greatest ground to make up need more targeted support [TUC] 2021-04-13

TUC: ‘As we reopen the economy, we must not drop our guard on workplace safety’ [TUC] 2021-04-12

Translink colleagues rally in support of bus driver caught up in attack during rioting [Irish News] 2021-04-08

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England London bus strikes blamed on French board’s stubbornness 2021-04-22 [Unite the Union]

Met police spy met woman under fake ID and later had child with her, inquiry hears 2021-04-21 [The Guardian]

Spycops made jokes about having sex with targets in front of managers, inquiry hears 2021-04-21 [Morning Star]

Pregnant women need better Covid safety at work, say campaigners 2021-04-21 [The Guardian]

STUC backs TSSA against breakup of Network Rail in Scotland 2021-04-21 [TSSA]

Unions sound alarm after wave of redundancies puts future of critical nuclear facility at risk 2021-04-21 [Unite the union]

UNISON responds to George Floyd’s murder case 2021-04-21 [UNISON]

Employers must protect workers from air pollution 2021-04-21 [Safety Management]

Northern Ireland Unemployment rate increases to 3.7% with yearly redundancies highest since 2001 2021-04-21 [Belfast Telegraph]

Unite conference centre is a sensible investment 2021-04-21 [Guardian]

Unite to fight to save jobs as Argos announces closure of Somerset distribution centre 2021-04-21 [Unite the union]

Police spy’s bosses knew activist was being duped into sexual relationship, court told 2021-04-20 [The Guardian]

Spycops were ‘encouraged’ to sleep with their targets, tribunal hears 2021-04-20 [Morning Star]

Almost one in five food workers have gone hungry during the pandemic, new study finds 2021-04-20 [Morning Star]

Young workers are ‘bearing the brunt’ of the Covid-19 pandemic, the TUC warns 2021-04-20 [Morning Star]

Vaccines are not a magic bullet 2021-04-20 [Zero Covid]

UK workers’ rights neglected during pandemic, Labour warns 2021-04-20 [Guardian]

Scotland Workers' rights should be treated as a health issue 2021-04-20 [The Morning Star]

Under-35s bearing brunt of jobs crisis 2021-04-20 [BBC]

Scotland Chivas Brothers workers balloted as Unite moves towards industrial action 2021-04-20 [Unite the union]

Challenge to help young people and their schools recover from the pandemic 2021-04-20 [NEU]

Devonport naval base faces more disruption as tugboat crew to strike 2021-04-20 [Unite the union]

Government must act over minimum wage laws affecting care workers 2021-04-20 [UNISON]

Doctors in Unite protest - London GP practices being sold-off to private US healthcare company 2021-04-20 [Unite the union]

TUC calls for ‘urgent’ action to support young workers hit hard by pandemic 2021-04-20 [TUC]

Proposed job cuts at Cadent Gas are irresponsible and unnecessary 2021-04-20 [UNISON]

Labour focusses on 'A brighter future for our high streets' 2021-04-19 [USDAW]

Northern Ireland We demand justice for Lyra McKee and safety for Northern Ireland journalists 2021-04-19 [EFJ]

RMT response to RAIB interim report into Carmont tragedy 2021-04-19 [RMT]

Fire-and-rehire is a brutal way to rebuild a company. It must be banned 2021-04-19 [Guardian]

Independent inquiry into NHS lobbying urgently needed, says Unite 2021-04-19 [Unite the union]

Only a fifth of DWP staff feel safe going into jobcentres 2021-04-19 [PCS]

Scotland Train crash at Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire August 2020 2021-04-19 [ASLEF]

Tackle poverty and inequality to reduce crime, says police chief 2021-04-19 [The Guardian]

Kill the Bill: Thousands take the streets to protest over the weekend 2021-04-19 [Morning Star]

Unions call for investigation into Tory croneyism 2021-04-18 [Union News]

England UCU launches petition against closure of departments at Aston University 2021-04-18 [Union News]

Royal College of General Practitioners staff vote to recognise Unite 2021-04-18 [Union News]

Northern Ireland NUJ renews calls for justice two years on from Lyra McKee’s killing 2021-04-18 [Union News]

England Win! UNISON cancels strike action as NHS trust brings jobs back in-house 2021-04-18 [Union News]

PCS condemns the Sewell report 2021-04-18 [PCS]

Scotland Fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors 2021-04-18 [RMT]

Trade union leaders write to PM calling on him to reject ‘insulting’ report and act on race equality at work 2021-04-18 [TUC]

Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders 2021-04-18 [The Observer]

‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash 2021-04-18 [The Observer]

New Magellan development exposes a 'devastating miscalculation' 2021-04-17 [Unite the union]

Will the British Gas sackings be a harbinger of doom for workers’ rights? 2021-04-17 [The Guardian]

‘Staff have been treated like cannon fodder’: NHS bosses issue stark warning on future of health service 2021-04-17 [Independent]

Unions demand sharp rise in sick pay for Covid self-isolation 2021-04-17 [Guardian]

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