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One third of IT workers severely hit by coronavirus pandemic 2020-06-30 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Face masks to be compulsory on public transport 2020-06-29 [BBC]

Journalists to mediate with police over retained information 2020-06-26 [Irish News]

'Unacceptably high' Northern Ireland Civil Service sickness absences cost £36m last year, figures show 2020-06-26 [Belfast Telegraph]

Sensata Technologies to make 160 redundancies at Antrim site 2020-06-26 [BBC]

Swissport: Stormont must try to save at risk airport jobs, says union 2020-06-25 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus masks company ‘should be withdrawn pending investigation’ 2020-06-25 [Belfast Telegraph]

DUP MP must now apologise to teaching profession, says union 2020-06-23 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Teacher unions await further detail on workings of return to school plan 2020-06-19 [Belfast Telegraph]

School return plan 'unrealistic and undeliverable' 2020-06-19 [BBC]

Debenhams workers protest outside Belfast store 2020-06-17 [Mandate]

Unions demand clarity on proposed school reopening date 2020-06-17 [Irish News]

Coronavirus: Ulster University may have to reduce staff costs 2020-06-17 [BBC]

Unemployment more than doubles in two months 2020-06-16 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Union 'shocked' by plans to reopen FE colleges 2020-06-16 [BBC]

Coronavirus: The future for young workers post pandemic 2020-06-15 [BBC]

Teaching unions question legality of reopening schools on August 17 2020-06-12 [Belfast Telegraph]

Bombardier to cut 600 jobs 2020-06-11 [RTÉ]

Coronavirus: New health system has to prioritise staff safety, warn unions 2020-06-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Young people 'face trap of world without work' 2020-06-10 [BBC]

Changed economy, changed schools and colleges? 2020-06-09 [NEU]

Thompson Aero Seating: 500 jobs at risk of redundancy 2020-06-05 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Definition of key worker widened for childcare 2020-06-05 [RTÉ]

SIPTU seeks urgent meeting with Debenhams’ management over mass redundancies 2020-06-04 [SIPTU]

Coronavirus: Still no answer on how often care home staff will be tested 2020-06-03 [Belfast News Letter]

Learn from 'premature' school reopenings in England, union urges 2020-06-02 [Irish News]

Staff refusing to come back to work 'could be a disciplinary matter' as employers face challenges 2020-06-02 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Expert forecasts unprecedented job cuts after axing of furlough scheme 2020-05-28 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Judges appeal over government furlough scheme 2020-05-25 [BBC]

Coronavirus: HGV drivers 'losing work' over health assessments 2020-05-24 [BBC]

Return to school will be 'complex and challenging' 2020-05-23 [Irish News]

Wrightbus announces Ballymena redundancies as it looks to secure its future 2020-05-22 [Belfast Telegraph]

Unions give a cautious welcome to Education Minister's timetable for schools 2020-05-22 [Belfast Telegraph]

Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop 2020-05-21 [EFJ]

Northern Ireland unites against threats to journalists 2020-05-21 [EFJ]

PTSD 'could rise by 70%' amongst healthcare staff working with COVID-19 patients 2020-05-21 [Q Belfast]

Reopening of schools ‘likely to be staged and difficult’, warns teaching union 2020-05-21 [Belfast Telegraph]

Northern Ireland unites against threats to journalists 2020-05-20 [NUJ]

Threats against journalists condemned 2020-05-20 [RTÉ]

Coronavirus: Speech therapists 'face uphill battle for PPE' 2020-05-19 [BBC]

Coronavirus updates: Safety of staff is 'non-negotiable', says economy minister after 15 further deaths 2020-05-16 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: council votes to furlough 370 staff 2020-05-15 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Queen's University Belfast to furlough up to 200 staff 2020-05-15 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Plan to have care workers sleep overnight in homes for a week at a time ‘not scuppered by unions’ 2020-05-14 [Belfast News Letter]

Workers 'need clarity' about lifting lockdown plan, says union leader 2020-05-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

Businesses express 'relief' over extension of furlough scheme 2020-05-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus outbreak among staff at hospital 2020-05-13 [BBC]

Coronavirus death at Moy Park: unions demand action 2020-05-12 [FoodManufacture.co.uk]

Coronavirus: Councils should retain staff, say MLAs 2020-05-12 [BBC]

Union's safety fears for coronavirus-hit Tyrone meat plant 2020-05-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

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]