Matt Hancock has refused to commit to a pay rise for nurses after the coronavirus crisis, saying only he would fight for them to have “fair reward”.
Primary schools will struggle to operate smaller class sizes and encourage young children to take part in social distancing if they reopen next month, the leader of the headteachers’ union has warned.
Union bosses have urged the Government to introduce tough workplace safety rules following concern over figures indicating higher rates of deaths involving Covid-19 in certain occupations.
Refuse workers could strike if proposed new shift patterns are introduced which would see bins collected close to 10pm in the city.
All ScotRail train services across the North-east will be cancelled if a strike by workers goes ahead.