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May pledges to fight for 'precious union' of UK 2017-03-18 [ST]

RMT reacts with fury as tube bosses uphold sascking of member dismissed for stopping violent assault 2017-03-24 [RMTU]

Mini workers in further protests as pension deadlock continues 2017-03-23 [Unite]

Solidarity with victims of Westminster attack 2017-03-23 [PCS]

FBU proud of its members who responded to the 'disgusting' Westminster attack 2017-03-23 [FBU]

Unite chief to visit Luton’s Vauxhall plant for sale update 2017-03-23 [Unite]

Nottingham Trent University hit by strike action 2017-03-23 [UCU]

Education Support and Cultural Workers’ Network: 14-point action list 2017-03-23 [PSI]

Top British bosses earn nearly 400 times more than minimum wage 2017-03-23 [CNA]

Staff to be balloted for strike action at Middlesex University in jobs row 2017-03-22 [UCU]

RMT confirms new strike date on Merseyrail 2017-03-21 [RMT]

Report slams UK's disastrous reliance on PPPs 2017-03-21 [PSI]

RMT calls for urgent talks in Arriva Rail North dispute 2017-03-20 [RMT]

RMT on Southern Rail response to union call for talks 2017-03-20 [RMT]

Angry workers at the oldest cinema strike over wages 2017-03-20 [Argus]

Coty factory closure in Northumberland shows why unions are needed more than ever 2017-03-19 [chroniclelive.co.uk]

UAL joins list of London universities voting for strike action 2017-03-18 [UCU]

TUC conference backs fight to save Deaf Studies degree at Bristol University 2017-03-18 [UCU]

Union threatens industrial action at Bank of England over pay 2017-03-17 [Reuters]

Wakefield workers go on strike 2017-03-17 [The Express]

RMT accepts Merseyrail invite to talks without preconditions 2017-03-17 [RMT]

Campaign to save Bromley’s libraries from privatisation ramps up with week-long strike by library staff 2017-03-17 [Unite]

Deal struck with Aslef over Southern Rail dispute 2017-03-16 [BBC]

Protest over Privatisation of Barnsley Hospital 2017-03-16 [GMB]

UK unemployment is as low as 1975 – but why aren't wages rising? 2017-03-16 [Guardian]

Passengers support guards and wish them good luck as strike continues 2017-03-16 [Liverpool Echo]

GTR and ASLEF reach new agreement to settle dispute 2017-03-16 [ASLEF]

North east hit hardest by zero-hours posts 2017-03-14 [Morning Star]

Misery for passengers as rail unions strike at three rail firms north and south 2017-03-13 [Belfast News Letter]

RMT Southern action holding firm nearly a year on 2017-03-13 [RMT]

RMT Northern Rail action 'absolutely rock solid' 2017-03-13 [RMT]

Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike 2017-03-13 [BBC]

Deliveroo Couriers Stage Demo Against Anti-Union Bosses 2017-03-13 [Morning Star]

Rail strikes hit northern passengers as Southern dispute spreads 2017-03-12 [Guardian]

Brighton Picturehouse joins Living Wage dispute 2017-03-11 [BECTU]

Oxford Bus Company driver strike suspended after talks 2017-03-11 [BBC]

Oppose DWP office closures - join the national lobby of parliament 28 March 2017-03-11 [PCS]

Merseyrail seeking injunction to stop RMT train strike 2017-03-09 [BBC]

MP and residents unite for ‘Save our Crown’ fight 2017-03-09 [CWU]

Union launches blueprint on how to boost pay for workers across the South West 2017-03-09 [Unite]

Unite to prepare legal action against Bromley councillors and council for ‘shocking’ failings 2017-03-08 [Unite]

NHS march: Recap after thousands gather in London for OurNHS rally to protest cuts in services 2017-03-04 [The Mirror]

Record number of nurses seeking emergency financial help because of Government pay freeze 2017-03-04 [The Mirror]

Tesco demo at West Bromwich on Monday in protest at 2 Sisters treatment of workers 2017-03-03 [Unite]

GMB Backs NHS in London tomorrow Saturday 4th March 2017-03-03 [GMB]

Unite faces legal action after Oxford Bus Company workers walk out 2017-03-03 [The Mail]

Tube fleet maintainance to take industrila action 2017-03-01 [RMT union]

Northern, Southern rail and Merseyside rail staff to strike 2017-03-02 [BBC]

Fujitsu workers on strike 2017-03-01 [The Post]

Campaigners notch up important win to keep Bromley’s libraries public 2017-03-01 [Unite]

This month in labour history

1-03-1912 The Miners Federation of Great Britain commences the first national coalminers' strike, for a minimum wage. [more]

3-03-1985 A Special Delegate Conference of the NUM votes by 98-91 for a return to work after the year-long miners' strike. [more]

11-03-2014 Bob Crow - RMT leader died [more]