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Today's news - England

Bank Holiday Airport Strike 2018-08-20 [GMB]

South Western Railway workers hold fifth guard strike 2018-08-18 [BBC]

Liverpool John Lennon Airport staff vote to strike could cause Bank Holiday 'chaos' 2018-08-17 [Chester Chronicle]

RMT confirms new strike dates on South Western Railway 2018-08-16 [RMT]

South Western Railway workers to stage fresh strikes in guards dispute 2018-08-16 [Dorset Echo]

Suffolk firm’s demand for extra Saturday working prompts industrial action ballot 2018-08-15 [Unite the union]

RMT calls for Northern to be stripped of franchise 2018-08-13 [RMT]

Over a thousand trade unionists gather for South Yorkshire Festival 2018-08-12 [Morning Star]

Three more Northern rail strike dates over train guard dispute 2018-08-10 [BBC]

'Unpaid leave’ plan for Somerset county council staff is due to financial incompetence, says Unite 2018-08-10 [Unite the union]

Sunderland crane workers to take strike action tonight over ‘inadequate’ pay offer 2018-08-09 [Unite the union]

London bus company Metroline warned to end religious discrimination of bus driver 2018-08-09 [Unite the union]

Unite secures North West highways umbrella company ban 2018-08-08 [Unite the union]

Cleaners protest at Ministry of Justice for London living wage 2018-08-07 [The Guardian]

Our whole union stands by our members in Northamptonshire 2018-08-07 [UNISON]

Manchester Metrolink tram workers accept three year pay deal 2018-08-07 [Unite the union]

Tolpuddle Martyrs - Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, Dorchester 2018-08-07 [Guardian]

Strikes suspended as Sheffield tram drivers to vote on new pay offer 2018-08-05 [Unite the union]

Cleaners to strike in first action by UK’s low-paid ‘army’ 2018-08-05 [Guardian]

26 Hour Paramedic Strike 2018-08-05 [GMB]

Industrial Action At Budweiser Brewery 2018-08-05 [GMB]

Royal Mail workers have gone on strike in parts of Plymouth today 2018-08-04 [Live]

RMT on South Western Railway strike talks 2018-08-01 [RMT]

London Underground depot workers to strike on Friday over pay row 2018-08-01 [City A.M.]

Care workers strike against plans to cut hours which would 'bring them below the poverty line' 2018-08-01 [Birmingham Live]

RMT confirms strike action at Ruislip Depot 2018-08-01 [RMT]

Unite calls for talks as more strikes loom in Sheffield tram drivers pay dispute 2018-08-01 [Unite the union]

Union sets deadline for resolution of Merseyrail dispute over guards 2018-07-31 [The Journal]

South Western Railway hit by third strike over guard roles 2018-07-31 [BBC]

South Western Railway And Eurostar Rail Workers Stage 24-Hour Strike Amid Travel Chaos 2018-07-29 [Huffington Post]

‎Strike action solid this morning in Eurostar and South Western Railway disputes 2018-07-28 [RMT]

South Western Railway and Eurostar rail workers begin strike 2018-07-28 [BBC]

South Western Railway strike to go ahead amid guard dispute 2018-07-25 [BBC]

‘Let workers wear shorts to cope in the heatwave,’ union urges bosses 2018-07-24 [Metro]

Migrant Cleaners Strike At Justice - And Other Locations 2018-07-24 [Twin FM]

Fresh Paramedic Strike 2018-07-23 [GMB]

Portsmouth to London train commuters face eight strike days over next month - here’s all you need to know 2018-07-23 [The News]

Luton airport workers on zero hours “fight for dignity” says union 2018-07-22 [HR Director]

Chief fire officer ousted to make way for hatchet job on service, union warns 2018-07-21 [FBU]

UNISON members are campaigning to stop their jobs being outsourced from Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation 2018-07-20 [UNISON]

Greater Anglia train guards and drivers agree deal 2018-07-20 [BBC]

Ambulance workers to strike this weekend 2018-07-20 [The Mail]

Union accuses transport bosses of waging 'propaganda war' over Sheffield tram workers' strike 2018-07-20 [The Star]

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival - Sunday 22 July is free 2018-07-20 [tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk]

Passengers flying from Luton and Manchester face chaos as staff threaten strike 2018-07-19 [The Sun]

Sheffield tram drivers under attack in ‘propaganda war’ on eve of Tramlines festival 2018-07-19 [Unite the union]

Baggage handlers at Luton Airport to strike over pay and poor treatment 2018-07-19 [Unite the unio]

Sirona care home cancels strikes and walkouts planned for July over dispute with Unison 2018-07-18 [Somerset Live]

Mayor of London joins TSSA for first ever trade union fair at Transport for London (TfL) 2018-07-17 [TSSA]

RMT suspends planned rail strike pending talks in driver-only trains row 2018-07-16 [RMT]

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]