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Teaching unions urge govt to ensure schools are Covid-secure before reopening

Four unions have expressed their concerns about an apparent lack of scientific evidence behind the government's latest guidance.

Unemployment expected to grow by 3.5m

New research by the Bank of England has predicted that one in ten people will be out of work by the end of the year.

NEU stands up to Education Secretary’s “clumsy” criticisms of workers’ voice

Gavin Williamson branded the teaching union the "no education union" while promising a crackdown on workers' voice to backbench MPs.

Most Brits want economic change, poll finds

Only 6% said they wanted the economy to continue to take the same shape it took before the Coronavirus crisis.

Too soon to reduce social distancing, scientists say

Evidence suggests that workplaces are a breeding ground for Coronavirus, yet the government is considering relaxing health and safety rules.

Govt cleaners ‘forced to work while ill with Covid-19’

One cleaner died hours after his shift after attending work while ill because he couldn't afford to live on Statutory Sick Pay.

TSSA considers national strike over social distancing relaxation

A government review into social distancing found that public transport is "high risk", but recommended a relxation on economic grounds.

Unison numbers show first signs of union membership surge

Rises in trade union membership have been especially stark among education and social care workers.

Only one-third of employers plan to retain staff after furlough, survey finds

Half of employers say they will cut staff within the first few months of furlough ending.

Social care deprioritised, opposition warns

Social care has not been made the priority it should be during the Coronavirus crisis and is at risk of being ignored once more, Labour has said.

Migrants still paying surcharge Prime Minister promised to scrap

Those applying for new visas are still being charged £400 to use the NHS.

Shielded workers ‘may lose govt support’

TUC General Secretary, Frances O'Grady, has called on the government to support the most vulnerable workers to stay at home.
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