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

“If the government doesn’t act, we face a tsunami of job losses. So my message to the chancellor is this: we worked together once before. We are ready to work with you again – if you are serious about stopping the catastrophe of mass unemployment.

Heavenly thanks! Boris Johnson claps for carers from steps of Downing Street after NHS workers saved his life during coronavirus battle – as rainbows break through clouds while millions cheer on doorsteps across UK

She added: ‘From the bottom of my heart a billion thank yous to the extraordinary NHS workers whose skills, dedication and downright guts in the face of so much personal risk, are keeping my Derek alive, just as they are for thousands of other COVID patients

Hollywood Celebrities Urge People to Become Poll Workers: ‘Voter Suppression Is a Very Real Problem. You Can Change That!’

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We Need to Hear More Stories From Domestic Abuse Workers on the Frontline, Professor Says

Professor Atakav: The pandemic has been regarded as having a huge impact on domestic abuse victims and survivors, you know, not only just victims but also survivors. In fact, people have been calling domestic abuse in the UK as a shadow pandemic. With the lockdown in particular, the increase in the calls to the help lines […]

Our lost coronavirus heroes – the faces of fallen frontline NHS and care workers

Rebecca Mack, Grant Maganga, Martin Mansell, Dawn Marshall, Kamlesh Masson, Resy Manalo, Rizal Manalo, Allan Macalalad, Josephine Matseke, Dean McKee, Patrick McManus, Leilani Medel, Melonie Mitchell, Miharajiya Mohideen, Karamat Mirza, Barbara Moore, Lillian Mudzivare, Gladys Mujajati, Ruben Munoz, Jane Murphy.

Special force to guard Chinese workers at Gwadar

Pakistan has set up a special Marine Battalion to provide security to Chinese workers and experts at Gwadar deep seaport after start of work on $46 billion economic corridor project, an official said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Young people and home workers scapegoated, says TUC boss

‘Moral injustice’With millions on furlough or working from home, Ms O’Grady said, the coronavirus crisis had created a “new working class suddenly, who have been working right through this crisis, often in jobs more exposed to the virus, from refuse collectors to social care workers”.

UK workers’ wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says

Jennie Granger, the director general for customer compliance at HMRC, which supervises payment of the national living wage, said: “Employers must pay their workers what they’re entitled to and follow the rules. We will act to ensure ripped-off workers receive their proper pay and hardworking businesses are not losing out to dodgy dealers who cheat […]

Buy American? Let’s Buy a Future for American Workers | Opinion

As a health provider and major employer, TriHealth understood the social, economic and health benefits associated with good jobs in their community. Job quality was by no means the company’s only consideration. Nonetheless, the company with the top job quality score won the contract. In debriefing the competitors, two questions were paramount. Would future RFPs […]

Dharmendra Pradhan writes to railway minister, seeks Shramik trains to ferry migrant workers from Odisha

Chairman and CEO of the railway board VK Yadav had last week said that a key factor in starting the 80 new trains were migrant workers returning to their places of work. Yadav said the occupancy of the trains has gone up to 80-85% now and about a dozen trains are low occupancy.