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Child labour worldwide increases for first time in 20 years

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Child labour has risen for the first time in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more youngsters towards the same fate, Unicef has said. In a joint report, the International Labour Organi...

Labour asks NHS and Matt Hancock to pause plans for sharing patient data

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Labour has urged the NHS and Matt Hancock to pause their plan to share medical records from GPs to allow time for greater consultation on how the idea would work, saying that maintaining patients’ trust must be paramo...

Labour warns on next NHS England chief as Dido Harding expected to apply

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The next chief executive of NHS England must be someone with “a proven track record”, Labour has said, after it emerged that the former test and trace chief Dido Harding was expected to stand. It is understood that Ha...

Covid live: UK under-30s to be invited for jabs this week; Labour calls for ‘amber list’ to be axed

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Latest updates: health secretary says Delta variant appears 40% more transmissible; Lisa Nandy says robust quarantine needed for people arriving in UK

Labour plans to embarrass government with vote on pupil catch-up plan

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Labour has vowed to force a vote over the government’s “totally insufficient” plans to help pupils catch up on learning lost during the pandemic, as Tory MPs demand an urgent rethink of the programme. Senior Tories ar...

Labour flags concern over outsourcing of England catch-up tuition

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Labour has accused the government of outsourcing its flagship national tutoring programme, designed to help the most disadvantaged children catch up after the Covid pandemic, to a giant human resources conglomerate “w...

Labour pledges to outlaw redundancy for pregnant women

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Labour would make it illegal to make women redundant during pregnancy and for six months after their return to work, as part of a slew of policies to protect and promote gender equality in the recovery from the pandem...

Tesco admits labour abuses found in India garment supply chain

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Tesco says it has found labour abuses in its garment supply chain in southern India after receiving evidence of widespread forced labour of migrant women in cotton spinning-mills across Tamil Nadu. The supermarket cha...

Labour needs more ‘real people’ in parliament, says sister of murdered MP Jo Cox

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The sister of the murdered MP Jo Cox has said Labour needs more “real people” in parliament to reconnect to its former voters, as she vowed to “burst the Westminster bubble” if she wins the Batley and Spen byelection....

If Labour is to thrive, it needs to bring back its radical values

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Labour had a terrible time during the recent local elections. It lost control of eight councils and lost 327 council seats across England. But the news was not so bleak everywhere. There were areas of the country wher...

Mandatory voter ID will cost £40m over a decade, Labour estimates

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A controversial policy to oblige all voters to show photo ID before voting in future elections will cost around £40m in extra government spending over a decade, Labour has said, calling the policy “a total waste of ta...

Labour says UK must ‘get off the fence’ over global Covid vaccine access

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The Labour party is urging Boris Johnson to lead a drive by rich countries to boost global Covid-19 vaccine production and is warning the threat from new coronavirus variants will persist without immediate action. Fiv...

Self-styled northern insurgent Andy Burnham is well placed to lead Labour

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Inevitably there has been speculation about the future of the current Labour leader in the face of a ruinous set of local election results for the party, including the loss of the Hartlepool byelection. Now the idea o...

Signs of recovery in UK labour market as unemployment rate falls and payrolls rise – business live

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Labour and TUC call for ‘fire and rehire’ ban as part of new work vision

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People will have an opportunity to wrest back control over their working lives when the country emerges from the pandemic, but the government must do more to help by immediately outlawing practices such as ‘fire and r...

UK ‘faces labour shortage’ as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers

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Britain’s employers are struggling to hire staff as lockdown lifts amid an exodus of overseas workers caused by the Covid pandemic and Brexit, industry figures reveal. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel...

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