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Revealed: thousands of ‘innocent and abandoned’ migrant care workers told to leave UK
Observer and Bureau of Investigative Journalism find that workers whose sponsoring company had been sanctioned were also being punished

Emiliano Mellino, Shanti Das and Vicky Gayle

11, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Teaching assistants routinely cover lessons in England and Wales, survey finds
Exclusive: Research shows extent to which schools are struggling to provide qualified teachers for every class

Sally Weale Education correspondent

26, Apr, 2024 @6:00 PM

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One in 10 NHS staff have experienced sexual harassment at work, union says
Survey of more than 12,200 workers across UK suggests widespread abuse and lack of confidence in reporting incidents

Rajeev Syal and agencies

07, Apr, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Bob Quick obituary
Other lives: Trade union official with Cohse and its successor Unison who was also a Labour councillor in Liverpool

Marianne Quick

29, Dec, 2023 @1:09 PM

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James Cleverly tells MPs crackdown will cut annual immigration numbers by about 300,000 – as it happened
Home secretary to announce big hike in salary requirement for migrants to the UK as Rishi Sunak tries to cut net migration figures

Andrew Sparrow

04, Dec, 2023 @6:17 PM

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Strike by support staff closes hundreds of Scottish schools
Three-day action over cuts begins amid confusion caused by split between unions on how to handle new offer

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

26, Sep, 2023 @5:44 PM

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UK bosses flocking to Labour conference as business walks away from Tories
Keir Starmer’s party has put company chiefs on a waiting list after a special conference event – costing £2,520 a head – sells out

Toby Helm Political Editor

10, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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UK unions say cutting maternity pay for striking pregnant workers is ‘immoral’
Exclusive: Unite and Unison join campaigners urging government to exempt strike days from maternity calculations

Robyn Vinter

28, Aug, 2023 @11:44 AM

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Angela Rayner: ‘Why should I have my rough edges smoothed off?’
If Labour wins the next election, Rayner will be the second most powerful person in the land. She talks about her ‘feral’ childhood, ‘pragmatic’ socialism, and why some Tories are scared of her

Sean O’Hagan

16, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK care operators accused of ‘shocking abuse’ of migrant workers
Unison says some workers given substandard accommodation and 80-hour weeks and forced to repay recruitment fees

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

09, Jul, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Union fury as figures show pay rises among top earners driving inflation
The best paid have had the highest wage hikes, but the majority of the workforce has seen salary growth fall, according to ONS data

Toby Helm, Political editor, Phillip Inman, Economics editor

25, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Majority of NHS trusts provide no dedicated training to prevent sexual harassment
Just one of 199 trusts analysed in England has a specific sexual harassment module, report finds

Anna Bawden

04, May, 2023 @11:05 PM

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