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[cover image]May 2020
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Issue 21 (28/05/2020) - Union membership up for third year running; Latest figures paint stable pre-Covid employment picture; AWEs were outstripping inflation up to lockdown; 'No putting profit before safety' as workplaces reopen; Action needed to protect BAME workers; Call for snap HSE inspections Issue 20 (21/05/2020) - Benefit claims soar, unemployment creeps up, jobs and pay fall; Inflation drops to four year low; NHS workers' coalition sets plan for return; Third of all employed are key workers; Union support for mental health week; TSSA wants action after concourse incident death; Deaths disparity inquiry call; CIPD: one fifth plan redundancies issue 19 (14/05/2020) - Unions call halt to premature return to work; Relief as furlough scheme extended; Teachers say 'no'; Transport unions warn of walkouts; Reps reveal mental health concerns, but hope for future; PPE provision is employers’ duty in law; Neal Moister Issue 18 (07/05/2020) - Unions: lockdown easing mustn't be rushed; Happiness drops, anxiety soars in Covid-hit GB; Call for bus worker temperature checks; TUC proposes new plan for jobs; Visa extensions welcomed; Anger over BA redundancies threat[More ...]

[cover image]April 2020
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issue 17 (30/04/2020) - TUC: no return without Covid risk assessment; Minute's silence marks IWMD; 78% of closed businesses have furloughed; Unions take government to court; BMA calls for masks for non-NHS workers; PPE crisis continues; More help goes online; Call for clarity on pregnant workers; Disabled workers request Covid support Issue 16 (23/04/20) - UK braces for Covid-19's effect on jobs, claims and economy; December to February pay continued upwards; One step forward, one back as PPE "scandal" continues; Unions call for minute's memorial silence; Union action paying off for London bus staff; International unions speak out on Covid-19; Furlough extended Issue 15 (16/04/2010) - Workforces demand protection from Covid-19; Only 40% of businesses confident of carrying on; No end in sight to medical PPE crisis
; TUC calls for universal credit boost; FCA: pension freedoms have increased risks Issue 14 (09/04/2020) - Half UK companies likely to furlough workers, a quarter expect redundancies; PHE upgrades coronavirus protection advice; Government promises fail to mask PPE shortage; Minimum wage rises lead employment law changes; International Workers' Memorial Day 2020 Issue 13 (02/04/2020) - Thirty executives share £185 million bonanza; Coronavirus concerns raised with committee; Holiday carry-over rules over COVID-19; UK economy flat; Care workers are not getting protective kit[More ...]

[cover image]March 2020
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Issue 12 (26/03/2020 - TUC guidance on coronavirus; Call for supermarket safety measures
; Everyone - join mass applause campaign; GMB presses case of care workers; Retail price inflation dips to 2.5%; Tribunal arrangements during pandemic; Pause for gender pay gap enforcement Issue 11 (19/03/2020) - Year starts with a rise in unemployment; Positive start to year for average earnings
; Changes to official shopping baskets
; Advice on homeworking from TUC; Five steps to protect jobs
 Issue 10 (12/03/2020) - UK economy flat
; Budget 2020; Lukewarm union response to Budget
; Demands on drivers during COVID-19 crisis
; Millions missing out on workplace pensions
 Issue 6 (05/03/2020) - Acas workplace advice on coronavirus
; Statutory sick pay for self-isolating staff; Women's Pay Day 2020
; Donations to not-so-green Conservatives; Fewer inward and outward UK mergers
; Women in work make small step forward
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[cover image]February 2020
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Issue 8 (27/02/20) - Benefits denied, lives lost, reports shredded; Tory austerity hits life expectancy'; How to fight sexual harassment at work; UK childcare costs rise as shortages persist
; Employers - act now on ethnicity pay gap Issue 7 (20/02/20) - Further jobless fall cuts total to 1.29 million
; Tories pose a threat to UK food standards; Pricier fuel pushes inflation up to 2.7%
; Weak end to year for average earnings data Issue 6 (13/02/20) - In-work poverty has risen, says Rowntree
; UK economy flat
; LGBT apprenticeship guide from Unionlearn; Government dragging feet on harassment
; Working parents fail to take up parental leave; New Acas guidance on non-disclosure clauses Issue 5 (06/02/2020) - FBU: regulatory regime 'unfit for purpose'; High workloads impact on probation service; Manchester firms to ban zero-hours contracts; Mental health and high cost of 'presenteeism'; NHS support staff to move back in-house [More ...]

[cover image]January 2020
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Issue 4 (30/01/2020) - Thousands die before being repaid benefits
; Shareholders benefit as workers suffer
; Evening emails bad for work-life balance
; AA staff face 'nightmare' of pension closure
; Checklist for achieving better mental health Issue 3 (23/01/2020) - Unemployment falls at slower rate; Workplace harassment and bullying ignored
; Universal credit - the losers and gainers; Average earnings growth recovers
 Issue 2 (16/01/2020) - Retail price inflation: no movement at year end
; New EHRC guidance on harassment; Economy in doldrums; Males still dominate positions of power
; Ban pay secrecy - TUC
 Issue 1 (09/01/2020) - Unemployed numbers cut by 13,000; Big dip in average earnings growth; Retail inflation rebounds
; Main minimum wage rates to rise by over 6%
; High Pay Day 2020 has already gone
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