Health workers declare nationwide strike

A statement by Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, said in a statement that going ahead with the action would be illegal as it is  in clear breach of the ILO Principles and Conventions on Strike and Sec. 18 of the Trades Disputes Act, Cap T8, […]

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

During the launch of its No Going Back to Normal campaign, the general secretary, Dave Prentis, said: “Everyone is desperate to get back to normal. However, ‘normal’ cannot mean a return to low pay, penny-pinching and public services staff being undervalued.

Edo 2020: I want INEC to conduct free, fair elections — Obaseki

“The governor here is the chief security officer in the sate, but here they are bringing more security officers into the state to assist him in maintaining peace.

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.

‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said that NHS staff already had priority for testing. “NHS test and trace is working and our capacity is the highest it has ever been. But we are seeing a significant demand for tests, including from people who do not have symptoms and are not otherwise eligible.

Coronavirus: Testing expanded for care home residents and staff

“But, in a care home setting, where there are some people who have symptoms of coronavirus and others who do not, testing everyone, including those who do not, does have a purpose – we will be doing this to help manage outbreaks.”

Coronavirus: ‘Lessons to be learned’ over deaths in care homes

‘Lessons to learn’Ms Freeman said “at the time we took all the steps we could reasonably have been expected to take”, but added that “as always with these matters as knowledge about the virus and the practicalities of dealing with it develops, then we will take different judgements and different views”.

Coronavirus: Care homes ‘disappointed’ on test assurances

1,000 discharged to care homes without virus test Almost 30,000 more care home deaths than last year Welsh care homes ‘badly let down’ during pandemic The Senedd health committee also stated Wales’ care home testing policy at the start of the pandemic was “flawed” when testing was only offered to individuals with symptoms.

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

Sport Novak Djokovic may still be the best player in men’s tennis but Dominic Thiem can fairly lay claim to be leading the charge of the new wave of contenders after beating Alexander Zverev to win the 2020 US Open on a tie-breaker in a five-set thriller. Eoin Morgan hailed the aces in his bowling […]

UK cities should work for the people who live in them, not for distant shareholders

For the last two decades, English urban policy has focused on what’s known as “agglomeration”, or the spatial concentration of economic activity in cities. This approach to urban development has long treated city centres as convenient and easy landing points for global financial capital. It’s naturally appealing to global investors, who crave speedy and easy […]