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McDonald’s workers are going on strike for the first time in the UK 2017-08-19 [Left Foot Forward]

McDonald's could face first UK strike action as workers threaten to walk out demanding £10 per hour 2017-08-19 [Evening Standard]

McDonald's facing its first UK strike as workers at two branches demand higher wages 2017-08-19 [Mirror]

McDonalds faces first ever British strike as workers at two restaurants call for industrial action 2017-08-19 [Independent]

McDonald’s workers in the UK set to strike for first time ever 2017-08-19 [Metro]

McDonald's employees vote to strike over pay and zero-hours concerns 2017-08-19 [Guardian]

BFAWU Press release regarding potential industrial action at McDonalds 2017-08-19 [BFAWU]

McDonald's could face first UK strikes 2017-08-19 [BBC]

Dispute between Sellafield and unions over strike ballot meetings 2017-08-18 [The Times & Star]

Unite threatens legal action over bin strike job advert 2017-08-18 [BBC]

After Grenfell, the UK government faces urgent demands for more regulation and fewer fire service cuts 2017-08-17 [Equal Times]

Birmingham seven-week bin strike comes to an end 2017-08-17 [The Guardian]

PCS at Burston Strike School Rally 2017 2017-08-14 [PCS]

Sellafield strike ballot opens with thousands of nuclear workers to vote on walkouts in row over pay 2017-08-14 [City Today]

Jobcentre staff go on strike in protest at 'disgraceful' treatment 2017-08-14 [The Independent]

Strike Ballot Over Coventry Children's Centre Closures 2017-08-12 [GMB]

Birmingham bin dispute ‘could continue until Christmas’, warns Unite 2017-08-12 [Unite]

GMB Calls on Sheffield City Council To Force Veolia To Pay Living Wage 2017-08-12 [GMB]

Mining strike revelations of secret union meeting with Thatcher lauded by former president of opposing union 2017-08-10 [The Mail]

Shropshire health visiting faces tsunami of cuts, Unite warns 2017-08-09 [Unite]

Threat of dirty Donny rises as Suez crisis deepens 2017-08-09 [Unite]

Rally to save Whitley Bay jobcentre on 12 August 2017-08-08 [PCS]

Sellafield workers prepare for industrial action ballot in pay dispute 2017-08-08 [Unite]

Unite seeks guarantees following Nissan battery plant sale For more info 2017-08-08 [Unite]

Warning of more industrial action at Sheffield factory as steelworkers' strike ends 2017-08-08 [Sheffield Telegraph]

Taxi Demo Calls For Uber Transparency 2017-08-07 [GMB]

Jobs fair for under threat Kidderminster carpet workers 2017-08-05 [Community Union]

Birmingham - TUC calls for peace talks in bitter dispute 2017-08-04 [TUC]

Call for ‘strong’ industrial strategy, as Suffolk engineering firm announces closure with loss of 500 jobs 2017-08-04 [Unite]

Brixton Ritzy cinema workers out on strike this Friday and Saturday 2017-08-04 [Buzz]

Birmingham bin strike: City becoming 'sea of rubbish' 2017-08-04 [BBC]

BELEAGUERED Kensington and Chelsea council has the highest unemployment rate in London 2017-08-04 [Morning Star]

Unions warn further Teesside protests expected in ‘pay the rate’ dispute 2017-08-03 [Unite]

Widespread disruption predicted at Eggborough power station as scaffolders announce strikes 2017-08-03 [Unite]

'Battle royal’ pledge by Unite over East Midlands hospitals’ merger 2017-08-03 [Unite]

First Bank of England strike in 50 years 2017-08-03 [CHHR]

Further Picturehouse strikes to take place this weekend 2017-08-02 [BECTU]

Hospital workers, cabin crew and bank workers in ‘hat-trick’ of London protests 2017-08-02 [Unite]

Striking workers from Barts to stage protest outside Serco investors meeting 2017-08-02 [Unite]

‘Some days I feel like I’ll drop dead’ – Britain’s biggest cleaners’ strike 2017-08-02 [The Guardian]

Bank of England Workers Begin Strike for Higher Pay 2017-08-02 [TeleSUR]

Bank of England staff start pay strike 2017-08-01 [Unite]

Crossrail firm fined £1m over worker's death and other safety breaches 2017-07-28 [Guardian]

Talks on cards in Birmingham bin dispute 2017-07-28 [Unite]

Dispute registered over plans for Nottingham College redundancies 2017-07-27 [UNISON]

Report shows Unite Community success in overturning Newcastle benefit sanctions 2017-07-27 [Unite]

Mayor asked to step in as seven north London titles close 2017-07-27 [NUJ]

Hull university members protest against pension cuts 2017-07-27 [UNISON]

Doncaster in dirty streets warning after refuse company announces seismic redundancies 2017-07-26 [Unite]

Striking Mears workers involve tenants and shareholders in long running industrial dispute 2017-07-25 [Unite]

This month in labour history

6-08-1914 The Labour Leader, the newspaper of the Independent Labour Party, publishes an anti-war appeal to workers. [more]

8-08-1920 The country sees large 'citizen demonstrations' against intervention in Soviet Russia. [more]

8-08-1842 Thousands of mill and factory workers across Lancashire walk out in support of the People's Charter. [more]

9-08-1920 The TUC and the Labour Party agree to move a resolution for a general strike if Britain declares war on Soviet Russia. [more]

11-08-1917 LAbour politician Arthur Henderson resigns from the war cabinet over its refusal to allow workers' representatives to attend the Stockholm peace conference. [more]

12-08-1933 London taxi drivers go on strike against the wishes of their union. [more]

13-08-1889 The beginning of the great dockers strike [more]

16-08-1819 Yeoman attack a crowd gathered in MAnchester to demand parliamentary reform, in what becomes known as the Peterloo Massacre. [more]

23-08-1976 Fifty workers at the Grunwick film processing plant in north west London go on strike for the right to join a trade union. [more]