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Current issue (May 2020)

Issue 21 (28/05/2020) - Union membership up for third year running; Latest figures paint stable pre-Covid employment picture; AWEs were outstripping inflation up to lockdown; 'No putting profit before safety' as workplaces reopen; Action needed to protect BAME workers; Call for snap HSE inspections

Issue 20 (21/05/2020) - Benefit claims soar, unemployment creeps up, jobs and pay fall; Inflation drops to four year low; NHS workers' coalition sets plan for return; Third of all employed are key workers; Union support for mental health week; TSSA wants action after concourse incident death; Deaths disparity inquiry call; CIPD: one fifth plan redundancies

issue 19 (14/05/2020) - Unions call halt to premature return to work; Relief as furlough scheme extended; Teachers say 'no'; Transport unions warn of walkouts; Reps reveal mental health concerns, but hope for future; PPE provision is employers’ duty in law; Neal Moister

Issue 18 (07/05/2020) - Unions: lockdown easing mustn't be rushed; Happiness drops, anxiety soars in Covid-hit GB; Call for bus worker temperature checks; TUC proposes new plan for jobs; Visa extensions welcomed; Anger over BA redundancies threat

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