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Unions and employers publicly unite to back remain and warn of “terrible gamble”

The head of the TUC and the chief of Britain’s manufacturing employers’ organisation have joined together to warn that leaving the EU would be a “terrible gamble”.

Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, and Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, are publishing today (Wednesday) a joint statement that sets out the potential loss in manufacturing trade, and the knock on effects for business and employees, should Britain leave the EU.

In the unusual move, the employer and trade union bodies jointly call for a renewed focus in the final days of the campaign on the economic reality of a decision to leave the EU, and the impact it would have on working people and the businesses that employ them. Read more ›

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Charged to take your boss to court: Employment tribunal fees ‘will deny workers justice’

Workers dismissed unfairly may have to pay £1,200 just to take boss to court.  Click here to read more.

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“Hard Hats for Education” – Call for support to families of workers injured or killed in Qatar

The international media and institutions have highlighted the difficult working and living conditions of migration workers in the lead up to the preparations for the 2022 World Cup. Although accurate statistics of the number of migrant workers injured or killed working in Qatar is difficult to attain, based on data from the embassies present in Qatar, the figure is at least 1,200.   Read more ›

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Protect our children and teachers from asbestos exposure at school

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Join us at LGBT+ Community Pride march on 25 June

UNISON is building for the biggest, noisiest, most visible trade union presence ever on the march this year.  All welcome.

11:00am–3:00pm – Assemble Baker Street London NW1 Read more ›

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TUC Re-thinking organising sessions – Unions and Young Workers

Date and time of event: Wed 15 Jun 2016 – 17:00 to 19:00
Venue: TUC, Congress House, London WC1B 3LS
Costs: Free

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Pension v ISA: what future for workplace saving?

Date and time of event: Mon 27 Jun 2016 – 14:30 to 16:30
Venue: Congress House,Great Russel St, London
Costs: Free
The coming year will be pivotal for the future of UK retirement savings with a major review of automatic enrolment and the launch of a potential rival to workplace pensions in the Lifetime ISA.

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Thinking and Talking About: Reframing Racism in the Labour Market

Date and time of event: Sat 25 Jun 2016 – 10:30 to 13:00
Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London
Costs: Free Admission (Registration Essential) – Limited Spaces
The TUC is a partner in a project with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to look at recent research on ethnicity and poverty, and the need for a new narrative on race equality.
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New professional standards for teaching assistants published

New professional standards for teaching assistants, which were scrapped by the government earlier this year, were brought back to life and published last Friday by a group made up of unions and educational experts.

The new standards, that help clarify the roles of teaching assistants, will bring them into line with their teacher and headteacher colleagues, both of whom already have their own sets of standards. Read more ›

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Legacy of Muhammad Ali! ‘I AM ALI’ screening on Thurs 23 June 2016

This event will be held at the St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5PU (approx 10 mins walk from Seven Sisters Station). On street parking. Buses 67, 259, 279 stop nearby. Doors open at 6.30pm, the event will start 7pm.  Admission will be FREE, donations would be appreciated.

Seating is unreserved, available on a first come first services basis.  Those who book their tickets get priority entrance.  Secure your free ticket here Read more ›

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