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Johnson threatens no deal Brexit by end of June

Boris Johnson has threatened to crash out of the EU by the end of June – just four months away – if the broad outline of his preferred deal has not been agreed.

Fears UK is deporting victims of modern slavery

Some of those being deported by the government are suspected to be victims of modern slavery who have not yet had a chance to make their case, lawyers have told The Independent.

Supreme Court to hear case of union breaking employer

The Supreme Court has confirmed that it will hear the appeal case of 55 members of the trade union Unite against Kostal UK Limited after it was initially found guilty of unlawful inducements.

Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill reintroduced to Commons

SNP MP Chris Stephens reintroduced the Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill in the House of Commons yesterday.

Govt must limit spread of Coronavirus with paid sick leave, says TUC

The TUC has called on the government to ensure that workers are provided with paid sick leave to prevent presenteeism during the Coronavirus outbreak, which could further spread the potentially dangerous virus.

UK Brexit lead confirms no level playing field, and no jurisdiction for the ECJ

Boris Johnson’s chief Brexit negotiator, David Frost, has confirmed that the UK will reject any level playing field provisions on regulations such as workers’ rights and environmental protections, and that it will not accept any oversight from the European Court of Justice.

Record number of workers now on zero-hours contracts

Almost a million workers were employed on zero-hours contracts at the end of 2019, according to new Office for National Statistics data.

GMB calls for parliamentary inquiry into “hellish” conditions at Amazon

The GMB union has called for MPs to launch an inquiry into conditions at the warehouses of online retailer Amazon after hundreds of workers were seriously injured.

Priti Patel launches bid to block migrants and fill their jobs with ‘inactive’ Brits

Home Secretary, Priti Patel, this week confirmed the government’s intention to implement a points-based immigration system in post-Brexit UK, telling critics that jobs left vacant from reduced migration will be filled with those who are currently “economically inactive” – largely due to sickness and disability.

Plan to retain 18,500 nurses ‘unclear’ – and possibly watered down – govt emails reveal

Leaked emails have revealed the government’s much-touted plans to retain 18,500 nurses are ‘unclear’.

Solicitor General refuses to rule out UK rejection of international human rights standards

Michael Ellis, the Solicitor General, has refused to rule out the UK’s withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights during Parliamentary questioning.

Downing St faces unfair dismissal claim after aide frogmarched out of her job by armed police

An aide sacked by Dominic Cummings then bundled out of Downing Street by armed police has launched an unfair dismissal claim against the government.
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