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UK set to award Covid-19 testing contracts worth £5bn to private bidders 2020-07-02 [The Guardian]

Medical workers slam government's huge national stockpiles of faulty PPE 2020-07-02 [Morning Star]

Chair's focus - easing lockdown plans require decisive action to protect lives 2020-07-02 [BMA]

Amazon refuses to halt sale of offensive ‘Blue lives murder’ merchandise 2020-07-02 [polfed]

Unite bitterly disappointed that proposals to save Northwood Hygiene Penygroes are rejected 2020-07-02 [Unite the union]

Coronavirus: Ofqual consultation on exams and assessments 2020-07-02 [NEU]

BBC to cut 450 jobs across England 2020-07-02 [NUJ]

NUJ welcomes Covid-19 aid scheme changes for self-employed parents 2020-07-02 [NUJ]

Don't abandon UK aerospace - or this world-class industry will be lost 2020-07-02 [Unite the union]

Reopening job centres 'more PR than policy' 2020-07-02 [GMB]

Coronavirus: Maintained Nursery School Funding 2020-07-02 [NEU]

TUC Congress 2020 will take place virtually during 14 - 15 September 2020-07-02 [TUC]

Huge job losses on struggling high streets - retail urgently needs Government recovery plan 2020-07-02 [USDAW]

UK firms slash 11,000 jobs in two days in retail and aviation 2020-07-01 [BBC]

Boris Johnson's 'new deal' speech: what is missing? 2020-07-01 [Guardian]

Latest blow to civil aviation in Scotland as North Air announces redundancies 2020-07-01 [Unite the union]

Boris Johnson’s ‘gung-ho’ messaging heightens A and E fears as pubs reopen 2020-07-01 [Unite the union]

Airbus job cuts ‘vandalism' - but UK government sits on sidelines while a national asset is destroyed 2020-07-01 [Unite the union]

Ferries union RMT demands Government action as jobs carnage continues 2020-07-01 [RMT]

Coronavirus: FAQs on NEU NI school restart programme 2020-07-01 [NEU]

TSSA Calls For Government Action Over Travel Trade Future 2020-07-01 [TSSA]

Ryanair pilots vote to accept temporary pay cuts to protect jobs 2020-07-01 [BALPA]

Fire service employers delay annual pay offer 2020-07-01 [FBU]

Essential workers today; garbage tomorrow. 2020-07-01 [Counterfire]

Green groups alarmed over Boris Johnson's threat to ignore environmental concerns to speed up building projects 2020-06-30 [Independent]

Unions brand Johnson's ‘build, build, build’ plans as bluff and bluster 2020-06-30 [Morning Star]

PCS challenges HSE view on air conditioning 2020-06-30 [PCS]

McCluskey response to PM’s speech: Workers urgently need a bridge to the new economy to avert a jobs abyss 2020-06-30 [Unite the union]

Link between migrant worker exploitation and Covid-19 meat processing outbreaks ‘must be addressed’ 2020-06-30 [Unite the union]

RMT responds to Boris Johnson's announcement on transport industry 2020-06-30 [RMT]

Infrastructure spend 'drop in the ocean' 2020-06-30 [GMB]

Investment must be bigger to protect and strengthen valued public services 2020-06-30 [UNISON]

Make building safety top priority in new schools programme, FBU warns prime minister 2020-06-30 [FBU]

Pilots shock at scale of easyJet redundancy proposals 2020-06-30 [BALPA]

Johnson's new front in the culture war: blame teaching unions for closed schools 2020-06-30 [The Guardian]

'Absolutely fanciful': Boris Johnson's new deal not Rooseveltian, say critics 2020-06-30 [The Guardian]

PM’s New Deal plan called ‘hopelessly inadequate’ ahead of launch as diplomatic figures condemn Mark Sedwill’s departure 2020-06-30 [Independent]

Rowan Foods must comply immediately with Welsh Government Guidance 2020-06-29 [Unite the union]

TSSA 'Pleased' Two Metre Rule Remains On Public Transport 2020-06-29 [TSSA]

Construction workers urged not to risk health due to dusk mask shortage 2020-06-29 [Unite the union]

Maternity Action calling on the Government to protect expectant and new mothers from unfair redundancy 2020-06-29 [USDAW]

UK needs 'biggest-ever peacetime job creation plan' to stop mass unemployment 2020-06-29 [The Guardian]

Slow start and flawed decisions in Britain’s coronavirus testing have cost lives, warn health leaders 2020-06-29 [Independent]

Teaching union hits back at Education Secretary Gavin Williamson over his ‘lamentable performance’ during Covid crisis 2020-06-29 [Morning Star]

MIC announcement yet another blow to Welsh aerospace sector 2020-06-28 [Unite the union]

Appeal for calm after 'frightening abuse' on Bournemouth beach 2020-06-28 [GMB]

“A national scandal” – UNISON on coronavirus death rates of social care workers 2020-06-28 [Union News]

Durham Miners’ Gala goes online next month 2020-06-28 [Union News]

Chair warns of July 4 lockdown easing issues 2020-06-27 [polfed]

Ministers urged to step in with cash boost to revive London’s economy 2020-06-27 [Unite the union]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

11-07-1977 20,000 join a national day of action in support of Grunwick strikers [more]

17-07-1974 The strike of 400 mostly Asian women workers at Imperial Typewriters in Leicester is called to an end. [more]