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London - Tube fleet maintenance workers back strike action 2017-02-21 [RMT]

Planned closure of The London Studios is a betrayal of staff, says BECTU 2017-02-21 [BECTU]

Gatwick workers to ballot for strike action over poverty pay 2017-02-21 [Unite]

Southern Rail and ASLEF to meet for secret peace talks 2017-02-21 [ITV]

'Fried Egg' Porter Reinstated 2017-02-17 [GMB]

Role Of The Guard & Extension Of Doo – Arriva Rail North 2017-02-17 [RMT]

RMT confirms new strikes on Southern Rail 2017-02-16 [RMT]

Unions Announce Copeland Hustings 2017-02-14 [GMB]

Toshiba uncertainty agonising for Moorside nuclear power station as Unite calls upon government to step up 2017-02-14 [Unite]

Unions fight to expose Met’s dirty secrets 2017-02-14 [Morning Star]

NUJ wins recognition on Newsquest's Stourbridge titles 2017-02-14 [NUJ]

On Valentine's Day show culture some love on culture sector day of action 2017-02-13 [PCS]

Fresh row over staffing erupts before RMT union and Southern Railway Acas talks 2017-02-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

Ritzy workers join the largest cinema workers strike in UK history today 2017-02-11 [Buzz]

Largest Cinema Workers Strike in UK History 2017-02-11 [BECTU]

Progress in Woolwich Ferry dispute talks 2017-02-11 [Unite]

Lobby of Portsmouth city council on Tuesday in union representation row 2017-02-11 [Unite]

RMT declares dispute on Arriva Rail North 2017-02-10 [RMT]

Unite Community open top bus to visit six west London hospitals in ‘whistle stop’ tour 2017-02-10 [Unite]

Unite chief urges mayor of London to build on ‘fairer deal’ for bus workers 2017-02-09 [Unite]

Industrial CCS in Teesside: the cinderella project that could set the UK towards its climate and growth goals 2017-02-09 [touchstoneblog]

London - Friday’s Woolwich Ferry strike suspended for talks tomorrow 2017-02-08 [Unite]

Aslef - Southern deal was not a climbdown 2017-02-08 [ASLEF]

RMT challenges Southern over guards dispute talks 2017-02-08 [RMT]

Parliamentary Scrutiny For AEI - Birtley, Gateshead 2017-02-07 [GMB]

ASLEF on GTR Agreement 2017-02-07 [ASLEF]

Southern rail deal with union fragile as drivers plan to vote against 2017-02-06 [Guardian]

Local MPs use Article 50 debate to raise issue of workers' rights after Brexit 2017-02-06 [Grimsby Telegraph]

Local MPs use Article 50 debate to raise issue of workers' rights 2017-02-05 [Grimsby Telegraph ]

RMT reaction to TUC/Southern Rail betrayal 2017-02-04 [RMT]

Tube strike action suspended 2017-02-04 [RMT]

Aslef reaches deal with Southern to avert strikes 2017-02-03 [BBC]

Nursing Staff Levels Affect Patient Outcomes - Stand Against NHS Cuts and Closures 2017-02-03 [PSI]

London Midland train conductors secure major victory 2017-02-02 [RMT]

Another train assault underlines key role of guards 2017-02-01 [RMT]

RMT repeats call for reversal of staffing cuts 2017-02-01 [RMT]

Southern strip key train crew of safety accreditation 2017-01-31 [RMT]

Campaigners to protest against plans to slash Humber health visitors by 25 per cent 2017-01-30 [Unite]

Closing Academy Protest Poses Tough Questions for Goverment 2017-01-30 [GMB]

London - Picturehouse workers ballot again for living wage strike 2017-01-30 [Morning Star]

More 'Vicious' Cuts Hit Cash-Strapped Birmingham 2017-01-27 [GMB]

Sellafield nuclear plant contractors strike 2017-01-27 [BBC]

Petrol pump threat dispute settled 2017-01-27 [Unite]

Strike ballot at University of Manchester in jobs row 2017-01-27 [UCU]

London - Tube drivers action on Central, Waterloo and City solid 2017-01-26 [RMT]

Commuters are facing rush hour chaos this morning as Tube workers continue their strike 2017-01-26 [The Mail]

London - Woolwich ferry struck by E. coli, say unions 2017-01-26 [Morning Star]

Plans revealed to strip Southern/GTR of contract 2017-01-25 [RMT]

Academics back strike by King’s College cleaners 2017-01-25 [UNISON]

Drivers at Oxford Bus Company ballot for strike action over ‘total breakdown’ in industrial relations 2017-01-24 [Unite]

This month in labour history

10-02-1972 30,000 Birmingham engineers go on strike in solidarity with striking miners. Thousands of them march to Saltley Gate coke depot, overpowering police to shut the gates. [more]

17-02-2006 Royal Mail workers in Belfast return to work after a successful wildcat strike against victimisation [more]