Sunday September 27, 2020
For the road ahead


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UK, Australian and New Zealand unions call for trade talks to benefit workers
As the next round of trade talks between the UK and Australia begins today, trade unions in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand have come together to call for negotiations to prioritise decent jobs and the protection of workers' rights and public services.

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Cut unemployment rate now by unlocking 600,000 public service vacancies and staff gaps
A new union report published today sets out proposals for a public sector jobs drive to stave off mass unemployment and help the UK quickly recover from the Covid-19 recession.

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More than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced to self-isolate
Union's, including URTU, have today warned the government that NHS Test and Trace system risks failure unless ministers boost Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and ensure everyone is eligible for it.

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