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UNISON and Unite confirm NHS strike ballot [UnionNews] 2014-04-16

UCATT calls for investigation into Grosvenor Square death [UnionNews] 2014-04-16

“Workers are now £40 a week worse off than before the crash' says the TUC [TUC] 2014-04-15

Lecturers throw the book at bosses who withhold pay during marking boycott [UnionNews] 2014-04-14

More than two in five new jobs created since mid-2010 have been self-employed [TUC] 2014-04-14

Blacklisted workers should seek compensation through their Union [Unite] 2014-04-11

We need a Europe that puts people first, says TUC [TUC] 2014-04-09

New figures show people are trapped by the bedroom tax [TUC] 2014-04-09

World Cup: Football chiefs 'must act on worker conditions' [BBC] 2014-04-07

UNISON warns of year of disruption and unrest as reps agree to ballot for NHS strike [UnionNews] 2014-04-04

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UNISON and Unite confirm NHS strike ballot 2014-04-16 [UnionNews]

85% of people injured at work receive £0 compensation, so why does Govt keep attacking workers’ rights? 2014-04-16 [UnionNews]

UCATT calls for investigation into Grosvenor Square death 2014-04-16 [UnionNews]

You'll never walk alone - union backs hike from Celtic Park to Anfield 2014-04-16 [UnionNews]

Information watchdog halts search for blacklist victims 2014-04-16 [Building]

Blacklist secret court order 2014-04-16 [GMB]

“Workers are now £40 a week worse off than before the crash' says the TUC 2014-04-15 [TUC]

Health conference backs strike action over pay 2014-04-15 [UNISON]

Register now to join the vote 2014-04-15 [PCS]

GMB Protests To Secure Living Wage At NEXT 2014-04-15 [GMB]

Scotland Clamour grows for public probe into blacklisting 2014-04-15 [Morning Star]

Scotland STUC delegates line up to condemn attacks on workers 2014-04-15 [Morning Star]

ASLEF supports pensioners' protest on Freedom Train 2014-04-15 [ASLEF]

Scotland Pilots say No Excuses on North Sea Oil Worker Safety 2014-04-15 [BALPA]

Scotland Pilots’ union defends safety reforms 2014-04-15 [Shetland Times]

Scotland Oil Workers May Need New Jobs Because They Are Too Fat To Fly 2014-04-15 [Jalopnik]

Scotland Helicopter crash review: Ban overweight oil workers from flying 2014-04-15 [FT]

Exposing universities to will stoke unrest amongst staff 2014-04-14 [Guardian]

Lecturers throw the book at bosses who withhold pay during marking boycott 2014-04-14 [UnionNews]

Running on empty - the scary truth behind NHS cuts 2014-04-14 [UnionNews]

Unions must tackle toxic debate around immigration -- O'Grady 2014-04-14 [UnionNews]

70% of education staff hide their mental health issues from their bosses 2014-04-14 [UnionNews]

New jobs? Almost half are self-employed and part-time, says TUC report 2014-04-14 [UnionNews]

Northern Ireland Limavady education forum staff in job threat 2014-04-14 [BBC]

Co-op Group workers urge board members to back reform and stop politicking 2014-04-14 [Unite]

More than two in five new jobs created since mid-2010 have been self-employed 2014-04-14 [TUC]

England Miners reject plans to close North Yorkshire colliery 2014-04-14 [BBC]

NHS nurses reaching danger point 2014-04-14 [UNISON]

NUJ delegate meeting: Journalists reject boycott of 'big bully' Israel for jeopardising journalists at work 2014-04-14 [Morning Star]

NUJ delegate meeting: In Brief 2014-04-14 [Morning Star]

England BECTU plans further Brixton Ritzy strike days 2014-04-14 [Brixton Buzz]

UK construction industry warned of 'timebomb' from health and safety cuts 2014-04-13 [The Observer]

National scandal as blacklisters handed victims addresses 2014-04-12 [UCATT]

Blacklisters to launch counterfeit compensation scheme 2014-04-12 [UCATT]

Supermarket staff could win millions in equal pay cases 2014-04-12 [Guardian]

Anger as watchdog hands blacklist database to contractors 2014-04-12 [Building]

Scotland Multinational Babcock - PCS members agree pay offer 2014-04-12 [PCS]

Labour party facing defining moment, Unite leader says 2014-04-12 [Guardian]

Unions must tackle the toxic debate around immigration 2014-04-11 [TUC]

TUC hosts seminar on what the UK might learn from China 2014-04-11 [TUC]

England London - Low-paid carers lobby against pay cut 2014-04-11 [UNISON]

Co-op must protect jobs to secure a sustainable future 2014-04-11 [Unite]

Blacklisted workers should seek compensation through their Union 2014-04-11 [Unite]

Lights, camera, (industrial) action -- Ritzy cinema staff on strike today 2014-04-11 [UnionNews]

Unions warn ambulance service on the verge of becoming a casualty 2014-04-11 [UnionNews]

Trouble-makers on the menu? Union gatecrashes bosses' banquet 2014-04-11 [UnionNews]

Government's coal plan is the pits 2014-04-11 [UnionNews]

England Hudson sells building workers down the river 2014-04-11 [UnionNews]

England Ritzy cinema closed today by staff who want London Living Wage 2014-04-11 [Brixton Blog]

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