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UK unions call for tighter Covid safety measures in schools as cases surge

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Unions have called on the government to stop “standing by” and reinstate safety measures at schools to prevent further disruption to education this winter as the rate of Covid surges among teenagers. The spread of the...

Gove looks at cutting insurance costs to tackle building safety crisis

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Michael Gove is exploring how to cut soaring insurance premiums for homeowners hit by the building safety crisis and ramp up pressure on developers to pay for repairs, in the first signs of a new government push to ta...

DVLA bosses and staff clash over Covid safety and HGV licence delays

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When the letter from the UK government dropped through Antony Crowther’s letter box this week, the frustration that had been building for months turned to rage. Signed by the transport minister Charlotte Vere, the let...

UK product safety laws won’t prevent another Grenfell tragedy, report warns

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The UK’s product safety regime is not up to the job of preventing a tragedy such as the Grenfell Tower fire as shopping moves online and regulators take on new responsibilities following Brexit, MPs have warned. A thi...

Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign

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One of Thailand’s most prominent union leaders is facing three years in prison for his role in organising a railway safety campaign, in a case described as the biggest attack on organised labour in the country in deca...

‘I’m nervous’: US colleges wrestle with Covid safety as fall semester begins

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As universities and colleges in the United States open for the fall semester, even those institutions requiring masks and vaccinations are grappling with unexpectedly high rates of Covid. In one high-profile example, ...

Social media giants increase global child safety after UK regulations introduced

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TikTok has turned off notifications for children past bedtime, Instagram has disabled targeted adverts for under-18s entirely and YouTube has turned off autoplay for teen users: moves seemingly triggered by Britain in...

F1 to review rules after criticism of Belgian GP ‘race’ behind safety car

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Formula One is to instigate urgent discussions to prevent a repeat of the scenario under which the Belgian Grand Prix was declared a race after only three laps behind the safety car in heavy rain. There were scathing ...

Republicans threaten our children’s freedom as well as their basic safety

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My granddaughter will go to school next week. So may your child or grandchild. For many, it will be their first time back in classrooms in a year and a half. What do we want for these young people? At least three thi...

Fashion brands sign new deal on Bangladesh garment workers’ safety

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Campaigners have hailed a new agreement designed to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, signed by the likes of H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka. The accord replaces another agreement signed by more ...

Brisbane Easi food delivery driver claims he was fired for raising concerns about pay and safety

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A food delivery driver who was allegedly sacked by Chinese food delivery company Easi after trying to raise concerns about pay and worker safety, has had his case taken to the Fair Work Commission by the Transport Wor...

TechScape: How the UK forced global shift in child safety policies

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I bring good news: regulation works. The last month has brought a flurry of changes to major tech platforms related to child safety online, and specifically to the use and protection of children’s personal data. Firs...

US says ‘we’re not taking their word for iton Taliban airport safety promise – video

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration does not have complete faith in the Taliban promise to offer a safe passage to Kabul's international airport after their takeover of the country. 'We...

PFAS: fears over lax US standards prompt bill on beauty products’ safety

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Earlier this summer, a new study found that more than half of 231 cosmetic products tested in the US and Canada contained PFAS, a group of fluorinated chemicals that can weaken immunity, disrupt child development, aff...

Clubbers shun reopened venues in England amid confusion over Covid safety

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Nightclubs in England have seen low attendances and been forced to cancel events as the pandemic continues to disrupt the nightlife industry almost two weeks on from “freedom day”. Many operators blamed “low consumer ...

Owners of low-rise flats freed from wall safety certificate need

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Ministers have sought to ease the difficulties of thousands of owners of flats trapped in properties they cannot sell or remortgage by changing advice on fire safety paperwork on lower-rise blocks, a requirement intro...

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