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Current issue (April 2021)

Issue 17 (29/04/2021) - Day of action kicks off anti-fire and rehire campaign; 'U-shaped' employment losses show need for more support; Survey shows high numbers working when unwell; Three quarters of social care workers report pandemic mental health damage; Local elections 'offer chance to influence pay'; Security company signs up to disability passport; Union demands halt to use of app; Switch to FFP3 now, says union

Issue 16 (22/04/2021) - Covid mortality 'twice as high' for insecure workers; Mixed signals on unemployment as under-25s take further jobs hit; Union and charity bury differences to seek sleep-in shift fairness; Survey examines homeworking rise; Union leaders join to reject racism report; Inflation edges up to 0.7%; Unions back school arts festival

Issue 15 (15/04/2021) - Unions speak up for public-facing workers as lockdowns ease; Economy and exports show some recovery; Government considers post-return office measures; Majority of nurses 'have had first jab'; Union warns on hi-tech monitoring; Ethnic minorities 'twice as likely' to face discrimination in local services; Campaign group calls for cross-party financial services clean up

Issue 14 (08/04/2021) - Unions criticise 'miserly' sick pay rise; Action on Amazon launches with ad campaign; Government bows to advice on masks in schools; New figures reveal pensions gaps; School cleaners win case two days into strike; Unions welcome V&A's restructuring rethink; EU making 'very slow progress' on decent work

issue 13 (01/04/2021) - Asda women workers win 'massive victory'; Some recovery in economy from overall lows; One in three earning less than £10 an hour; AI advances 'demand new legislation'; Youth jobs crisis could continue post-pandemic; Child poverty rose alongside living standards pre-pandemic; Fire death 'due to cuts'

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