Nursing unions around world call for UN action on Covid vaccine patents | Coronavirus

Nursing unions in 28 countries have filed a formal appeal with the United Nations over the refusal of the UK, EU and others to temporarily waive patents for Covid vaccines, saying this has cost huge numbers of lives in developing nations.The letter, sent on Monday on behalf of unions representing more than 2.5 million healthcare … Read more

Fintechs team up to bring crypto to credit unions | Credit Union Journal

Fintechs team up to bring crypto to credit unions | Credit Union Journal

The banking software vendor Finastra and the digital asset marketplace Bakkt look to make crypto more approachable for credit unions and community banks.Credit unions have expressed eagerness to offer crypto trading and related services to members, but are held back by outdated technology and unclear regulations. The National Credit Union Administration is continuing to gather … Read more

Unions call for tighter Covid safety measures in schools | Schools

Unions have called on the government to stop “standing by” and reinstate safety measures at schools to prevent further disruption to education this winter as the rate of Covid surges among teenagers.The spread of the virus appears to be significantly outpacing the government’s vaccination programme, with one in 14 secondary school-age children in England infected … Read more