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The disposable US workforce: life as an ‘essential’ meatpacking plant worker

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Jose Tovar believes he can pinpoint the day he got Covid-19: it was 8 April 2020 and he was cutting chuck bone at a meatpacking plant in Cactus, a little town in the Texas panhandle. Cactus might be a small place, but...

Philadelphia lab briefly locked down after worker finds ‘smallpox’ vials in freezer

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A lab worker at a Merck facility outside Philadelphia found 15 “questionable vials” labeled “smallpox” and “vaccinia” while cleaning out a freezer earlier this week, raising harrowing security concerns. The FBI and t...

Meat carcasses sent to EU for butchering amid UK worker shortage

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Meat processors in Great Britain are having to export carcasses destined for domestic consumption to the EU for butchering because of the shortage of skilled workers in the industry. Beef producers are exporting carca...

Council worker sacked for comments about Zionism wins back job

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A self-described anti-Zionist who was sacked from his job of more than 17 years after being filmed arguing with a protester at a rally protesting against antisemitism in the Labour party has won his job back and appro...

‘Where’s the logic?’: how England’s ‘no jab, no job’ policy will hit a care worker

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Carol Thomas, a retired health academic who lives with multiple sclerosis, is about to lose not just a carer but a companion because of the government’s “no jab, no job” policy. Unless the policy is changed, which loo...

Angeliena review – car park worker dreams of getaway in cartoonish South African drama

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The colourful opening of Uga Carlini’s Angeliena suggests a giddy ride awaits: the camera follows a suitcase plastered with travel stickers moving along a conveyor belt at an airport. But such vibrant detail only poin...

Plymouth shootings: police worker faces misconduct inquiry

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The investigation into the Plymouth mass shooting has placed one police staff worker under investigation for gross misconduct, meaning they could be sacked if allegations are upheld. Jake Davison, 22, shot dead his mo...

Angeliena review – car park worker dreams of getaway in shallow South African drama

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The colourful opening of Uga Carlini’s Angeliena suggests a giddy ride awaits: the camera follows a suitcase plastered with travel stickers moving along a conveyor belt at an airport. But such vibrant detail only poin...

I call on the world to help my son, an aid worker wrongfully imprisoned by Israel

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Children around the world have been returning to school classrooms in recent weeks, including here in the Gaza Strip. For my 10-year-old grandson, Faris, the new school year began without his father to take him to sch...

Supply chain crisis: Tories poised to U-turn on foreign worker visas

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Ministers are poised to agree an extraordinary post-Brexit U-turn that would allow foreign lorry drivers back into the UK to stave off shortages threatening fuel and food supplies. Boris Johnson ordered a rapid fix on...

Samantha Bee on climate crisis: ‘Every sewage worker should be paid $3bn a year’

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Late-night hosts joined forced for an initiative to educate viewers on the damage being wrought by the climate crisis, something that the Full Frontal host Samantha Bee said was “slowly making the planet uninhabitabl...

Petrol station worker killed in Germany after face mask row

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Politicians in Germany have expressed concern over the radicalisation of those who disagree with Covid restrictions, after a 49-year-old German citizen was arrested on suspicion of shooting dead a petrol station worke...

Four gang members jailed for murder of NHS worker David Gomoh

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Four gang members have been jailed for the murder of an NHS worker they picked at random “simply for the sake of it”. Muhammad Jalloh and David Ture, both 19 and of no fixed address, as well as 23-year-old Vagnei Colu...

Coronavirus live news: France health worker vaccine mandate comes into effect; healthcare rationing ‘imminent’ for Idaho

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Idaho department of health says ‘We do not see a peak in sight’; French hospital staff, doctors, ambulance drivers, retirement and aged care home workers must be vaccinated

Keir Starmer recalls father’s life as factory worker in TUC speech

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Keir Starmer has told how his father worked 13-hour days on a factory floor to support his family and still felt “looked down on”, as he pledged to overhaul workers’ rights including a £10 minimum wage and an end to z...

Worker shortage will lead to UK food price rises, industry warns

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The UK’s wholesale food industry is warning that it cannot protect consumers from price rises forever, as they face soaring transportation costs and are having to spend extra money on incentives in order to attract ne...

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