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TUC Organise 2020

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The Brexit transition deadline will not be extended, says Gove. Can’t wait for the “Oven ready ambitious trade deal” they promised!

Michael Gove said yesterday that he informed his EU counterparts that the UK is not planning to extend the Brexit transition period beyond January 1st, the current date at which the UK must formally stop acting under EU trade and … Continue reading

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Unite video demolishes BA’s ‘fire & rehire’ claims

A Unite video explaining BA’s finances ‘demolishes’ the airline’s claim that it must fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts.  The in-depth analysis of British Airways’ financial position reveals the true extent of BA’s plan to use the health crisis … Continue reading

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Labour Members – Speak Out to Stop Annexation

With the new Government in Israel threatening further annexation of occupied Palestinian land, now is the time for Labour members to speak up and support the global call from Palestine for “effective measures” to stop annexation. We must stand firmly … Continue reading

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Chris Stephens SNP MP says Governments have turned a blind eye to what’s happening in Turkey

Chris Stephens, Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South West, supporter of both Freedom For Ocalan Campaign and Peace In Kurdistan interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy. Chris Stephens highlights the importance of Öcalan’s freedom for peace in Turkey and the Middle … Continue reading

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Unions call for Covid-19 risk checks by Keighley firms

Keighley News 15thMay 2020 By David Knights NOBODY should return to work without a Covid-19 risk assessment agreed with the workforce or union, say campaigners. Keighley Trades Union Council has warned that workers could become victims of Government policies being made … Continue reading

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Len McCluskey: “Decisions taken now will shape our country’s future – we need clarity to build public confidence” 

Responding to the statement by the prime minister broadcast this evening (10thMay), the leader of the Unite union has called for `clarity and caution’as the country continues to combat the coronavirus which has left the UK with one of the … Continue reading

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Union’s letter to Johnson: No return to work until we feel safe

Employers who fail to prioritise the wellbeing of their staff when they return to work should be held to account As the country debates how and when to get the economy up and running, it would be wrong to pretend … Continue reading

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Survey: Britons are “hungry for change, hungry for a new deal now and post COVID-19 crisis”

A new national poll on behalf of the Unite trade union today (Thursday 7th May) finds the country ‘hungry for major change’ to how our economy works and how key workers are rewarded. The poll, conducted in the run up to May Day 2020 reveals … Continue reading

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TUC Employment Rights After Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the underlying weakness of the UK’s employment laws and we can expect there will be demands from employers for ‘more flexibility’ or attempts to weaken the already weak employment laws. European and global trade unions … Continue reading

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