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Victory at Barnoldswick, the vaccine rollout, and a green jobs revolution to win

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As we journey through the first few months of 2021, our shop stewards and officers were in too many cases in the fight of their lives to protect jobs, pay and other conditions facing an onslaught from employers seeking to use the crisis as an opportunity to roll back on generations of victories from collective bargaining.

From British Airways and Heathrow Airport to major bus companies and British Gas, these fights are being fought to prevent permanent changes on the back of a serious, but temporary crisis.

Across manufacturing we’ve faced a series of challenges from companies in serious and mostly genuine difficulties, from Rolls Royce to Airbus, JLR to Tata Steel, in fact not one of our manufacturing sectors has escaped any impact from the perfect storm that has been Covid-19, post Brexit trade and the climate emergency.

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