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21:30 2020-05-04

Anger at UK lockdown easing plans 'that could put workers at risk'

Unions criticise guidance and say staff may refuse to turn up unless safety is guaranteedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorkers may refuse to turn up or stage walk-outs unless the government helps guarantee their safety, trade unions have warned amid anger over guidance designed to ease the lockdown.As ministers prepare to urge the country back to return to work, Labour joined a string of trade unions in criticising draft guidelines for being vague, inadequate and putting staff at risk because employers can choose how closely to follow them.

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