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All Blacks demolish USA Eagles but rugby union’s flag is flying in States

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At FedEx Field, just outside Washington, American rugby set out its stall to host the Rugby World Cup. The crowd cheered, the Star-Spangled Banner flew . . . and New Zealand scored many tries. That was predictable an...

Unions warn of ‘winter of chaos’ without urgent action to curb Covid

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Trade union leaders representing 3 million frontline workers have warned that the government risks “another winter of chaos” if urgent action is not taken to curb the spread of Covid, including mandatory mask-wearing ...

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...

Unions vote down local Labour parties’ call to axe first past the post

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A much-anticipated motion at the Labour conference motion proposing to embrace proportional representation (PR) for future elections has been defeated as overwhelming support from local parties met opposition from mas...

‘A dark legacy’: unions voice fears over global logistic firm’s spinoff

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The pandemic has been a boon to XPO Logistics, the transport giant that delivers the goods for a global companies including retailers from Asos and Walmart. It reported record revenues of $5bn (£3.6bn) last quarter as...

Unions’ concerns could delay Keir Starmer’s Labour rules shake-up

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Keir Starmer could be forced to delay plans for Labour party reforms amid resistance from key trade unions, who have said they need more time to consult on plans to rewrite the leadership election rules. The Guardian ...

‘No one may be compelled’: Zimbabwe unions go to court over Covid jabs

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Thousands of workers in Zimbabwe have been told they will face the sack if they refuse to be vaccinated with one of the Covid-19 jabs, according to the country’s biggest worker’s union. The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade ...

The Guardian view on Sharon Graham: a new boss reveals the state of the unions

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The surprise election of Sharon Graham to head Britain’s biggest trade union, Unite, is more about the labour movement than the Labour party. Her victory represents a desire to make organised labour matter rather than...

Unions criticise English schools ‘more normal year’ campaign as naive

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A new government campaign urging students in England to have twice-weekly Covid tests for “a more normal year” at school and college has been labelled as naive by school union leaders. The campaign includes an Olympic...

Classrooms in England ‘urgently’ need air filters, school unions say

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Classrooms in England need air filters and monitoring devices fitted to protect children from Covid-19 and avoid further disruption to their learning, school unions have told the education secretary, Gavin Williamson....

Tunisia unions call for president to form new government

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Tunisia’s powerful UGTT trade union body has urged the country’s president, Kais Saied, to form a new government, nearly two weeks after he assumed executive power and sacked the prime minister. Saied also suspended p...

Ball in Warren Gatland’s court after a week that laid bare rugby union’s ugly side

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If Lions tours are supposed to spread the Gospel of Rugby, they best choose somewhere else to go. If they are to satisfy the bloodlust of the already converted, then why play anyone else? This match, like the last – i...

Unions could have helped to avoid this ‘pingdemic’ mess – but no one asked them

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Last week, as the country was hitting peak “pingdemic”, I met key workers, in places ranging from food plants to care homes, in Manchester. They had been clapped and thanked many times, including by the prime minister...

Pay freeze for England’s teachers a ‘slap in the face’, say unions

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Teachers in England are to get no pay rise this year, the government has confirmed, sparking fury from unions who described it as “an insult” and a “slap in the face” after all their efforts during the pandemic. The s...

Ending furlough scheme too early could damage recovery, say trade unions

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Ending the furlough scheme too early could damage the recovery and push unemployment higher, trade unions warned as official figures showed the number of workers on the scheme in May fell at a slower rate than expecte...

Business, unions and EHRC press government on ethnic pay gap reporting

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The UK’s largest business lobby group has joined the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the human rights watchdog in calling for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, saying data collection will help tackle racial inequ...

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