Tata Steel funding plans ‘extremely worrying’ for workers

Tata Steel’s announcement that it will split its combined UK and Dutch operations is “extremely worrying” for UK workers, Wales’ minister for the economy has said. Jobs on the line Ken Skates said the steel industry was waiting for the UK government to take action to protect jobs for the company’s 8,000 workforce, with most in Wales and around 4,000 alone at the firm’s Port Talbot site. On 13 November, Tata Steel said it would sell the European arm of its business and attempt to make its UK business “self-sustaining without the need for any funding support from Tata Steel India in the future”. It follows its chairman…

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Medics ‘extremely worried’ about coming weeks because of coronavirus second wave

Medics are “extremely worried” about how the next few weeks will look in hospitals as the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continues to rise, a doctor has said. Dr Indeewar Kapila is a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Manchester. He said intensive care units in the North West were getting busier. And staff were bracing themselves for a difficult second wave. “We’re extremely worried” Asked whether he’s worried about where hospitals will be in a few weeks’ time, Dr Kapila told the PA news agency: We’re extremely worried. I think if if the current situation continues, if we haven’t got some additional measures in place,…

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Dahlia Lithwick: Amy Coney Barrett May Claim Neutrality, But Her Record Is “Extremely Conservative”

In the second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, the federal judge’s refusal to answer basic questions on voter intimidation and whether a president can delay elections did her “no favors” and was part of an aim to “present herself as neutral; she’s an open book; whatever she was before, whatever she ruled on the bench before, is immaterial,” says Dahlia Lithwick, senior legal correspondent and Supreme Court reporter for Slate.com. “There are some issues that don’t need to be approached with an open mind. … She could have allayed a lot of fears.” Source link

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COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Published 21 March 2020 Last updated 4 September 2020 + show all updates 4 September 2020Updated translated versions. 18 August 2020Added new guidance for young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding. 13 August 2020Updated translations and added Bulgarian, Hindi and Nepali. 13 August 2020Added new version of easy-read guidance. 10 August 2020Added paragraph clarifying the position for travelling to work in local lockdown areas. 4 August 2020Removed out-of-date guidance for young people. 31 July 2020Main guidance updated to include information related to the pausing of shielding. 14 July 2020Added updated translations. 10 July 2020Updated local guidance link to point to Leicester City Council page. 8…

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