How trade unions are gearing up for the fourth industrial revolution - 150 years after the first TUC meeting in Manchester

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How trade unions are gearing up for the fourth industrial revolution - 150 years after the first TUC meeting in Manchester 2018-05-20 [The Evening News]

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England GMB local government union slams Tower Hamlets cabinet giving themselves £6,000 pay rises 2018-05-19 [The Advertiser]

England TGI Fridays staff go on strike in UK's first dispute over tipping 2018-05-19 [The Guardian]

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England Academy workers face jobs threat 2018-05-19 [UNISON]

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England Unite warns Qantas against using ‘anti-union’ tactics to silence health and safety concerns 2018-05-18 [Unite the union]

Northern Ireland Shopworkers delighted as Belfast city councillors overwhelmingly reject extended Sunday trading 2018-05-18 [USDAW]

Tiny IWGB union finds crowdfunding slingshot in David and Goliath battle with Deliveroo 2018-05-18 [The Independent]

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England TGI Fridays strike over tips policy and low wages 2018-05-18 [The Independent]

Unite warns over Sainsbury’s Asda merger as competition authority starts probe 2018-05-18 [Unite the union]

National Union of Mineworkers urges 'black death' benefit review 2018-05-18 [BBC]

Scotland Could trade unions have the answer to poor mental health? 2018-05-18 [CommonSpace]

IWGB President writes to Ernst & Young cleaning bosses to denounce intimidation of workers 2018-05-18 [IWGB]

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UNISON and Napo probation workers in day of protest over pay 2018-05-18 [UNISON]

England Two-day walkout at Hull College Group over job cuts 2018-05-18 [UCU]

England Staff at three Yorkshire and the Humber colleges strike to defend jobs 2018-05-18 [Morning Star]

Northern Ireland Usdaw protesters invite Belfast city councillors to a breakfast briefing ahead of a decision on extending Sunday trading 2018-05-18 [USDAW]

Usdaw's 'Justice for Injured Workers' campaign is backed by a select committee report 2018-05-17 [USDAW]

England Workers at Tesco's Dagenham Distribution Centre to walk out over pay 2018-05-17 [USDAW]

Journalist detained on treason charges in Ukraine 2018-05-17 [NUJ]

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Carillion and Britain’s modern kleptocracy 2018-05-17 [Guardian]

Northern Ireland Fury at 'whitewash' review of Belfast leisure centres 2018-05-17 [BBC]

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England Appalling working conditions sparks Amazon worker protest 2018-05-16 [UNI Global Union]

TUC and CBI blast Bank of England over 'menopausal' economy comments 2018-05-16 [Guardian]

SAFTU congratulates British workers on historic march through London 2018-05-16 [SAFTU]

England Govia Thameslink Railway timetable changes from this weekend will be 'absolute bedlam' 2018-05-16 [TSSA]

Apprentices need protection 2018-05-16 [CWU]

Carillion report must be first step in transforming shattered corporate model 2018-05-16 [Unite the union]

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This month in labour history

4-05-1926 For the first and so far only time in British history, the TUC calls millions of workers out in a general strike, in support of coal miners. [more]

5-05-1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and revolutionary socialist, is born. [more]

10-05-1920 Dockers refused to load arms shipments to be used by White armies in Russia. [more]

14-05-1771 Socialist philanthropist Robert Owen is born [more]

30-05-1984 Miners leader Arthur Scargill, along with 81 other pickets, is arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. [more]