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Hundreds refuse to cross picket line in wildcat Crossrail strike 2017-12-14 [libcom.org]

Blackpool aerospace workers will kick-start the new year with Unite 2017-12-14 [Unite the union]

North Yorks FBU win historic decision as fire authority reverse cuts to firefighter numbers 2017-12-14 [FBU]

RMT announces strike action on South Western Railway and Greater Anglia in separate disputes over guards and safety 2017-12-13 [RMT]

Unions claim victory after pay deal ends Arriva bus strikes 2017-12-13 [The Echo]

Sheffield leisure centre fined over chemical leak 2017-12-13 [BBC]

Southern Fail play Scrooge this Christmas 2017-12-12 [ASLEF]

RMT 48 hour strike action on Arriva Cross Country rock solid 2017-12-11 [RMT]

Union welcomes decision of bosses at 3M factory, Newton Aycliffe, to give workers time off between Christmas 2017-12-11 [The Northern Echo]

Constructive talks over proposed rent rises for New Forest workers, says Unite 2017-12-11 [Unite the union]

BuzzFeed jobs cuts 'chilling for the whole media industry', says the NUJ 2017-12-08 [NUJ]

Bus drivers in Manchester will be on strike on Mad Friday in a row over a '£5,000 pay difference' 2017-12-08 [Manchester Evening News]

RMT strike action on Merseyrail on December 22nd 2017-12-07 [RMT]

Talks sought on jobs as Hull biofuel firm ceases production 2017-12-06 [Unite the union]

Virgin East Coast rail workers vote on strike in row over pay 2017-12-05 [Evening Standard]

A landmark workers’ rights case has been filed against the University of London 2017-12-05 [Lexology]

New Forest workers face losing their homes in rent row, says Unite 2017-12-04 [Unite the union]

RMT members striking today at Surrey bus company for basic workplace rights 2017-12-04 [RMT]

'Swingeing’ bus cuts in Kent will hit the elderly and disabled, warns Unite 2017-11-30 [Unite the union]

Blog: For public service workers, London’s housing situation is bleak 2017-11-30 [UNISON]

RMT says jump in Southern Rail operator revenues proves they are putting profits before safety 2017-11-30 [RMT]

Why arming all British police is a bad idea 2017-11-30 [Equal Times]

Undercover at Amazon: Exhausted humans are inefficient so robots are taking over 2017-11-29 [Mirror]

Sellafield nuclear site workers to strike over pay 2017-11-29 [Independent]

University of Bath vice-chancellor quits in pay row 2017-11-29 [BBC]

Sellafield hit by further wave of strikes as 3,000 workers walk out 2017-11-29 [ITV]

Unite signs deal to represent workers at aerospace manufacturer in Macclesfield 2017-11-28 [Unite the union]

GMB Wins Nursery Battle 2017-11-28 [GMB]

A new dawn for apprentices 2017-11-27 [UNISON]

Arriva Offer Rejected 2017-11-27 [GMB]

RMT members to strike at Surrey bus company for basic workplace rights 2017-11-27 [RMT]

No Arriva buses in Cheshire and Wirral today as workers strike over pay dispute 2017-11-27 [The Standard]

Timed toilet breaks, impossible targets and workers falling asleep on feet: Brutal life working in Amazon warehouse 2017-11-27 [Mirror]

Ambulance paramedic died in suspected suicide days before colleagues warned stresses of job were getting too much 2017-11-26 [The Mirror]

Birmingham bin strike: Council deal to end dispute accepted by union 2017-11-26 [BBC]

Unite hails a 'victory for common sense' as Birmingham bin dispute ends 2017-11-25 [Unite the union]

Birmingham bin strike: Council offers new deal to end dispute 2017-11-25 [BBC]

Parents take action against ‘bullying’ head teacher 2017-11-25 [Morning Star]

Unite vows to secure ‘pay justice’ for printers at troubled Ashford firm 2017-11-25 [Unite the unio]

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships 2017-11-24 [UNISON]

London - West End theatre workers vote to accept pay offer 2017-11-24 [BECTU]

Brexit conference to look at jobs impact in east Midlands 2017-11-24 [Unite the union]

Bus workers at Arriva North West reject derisory penny an hour pay offer as strikes set to continue 2017-11-24 [Unite the union]

RMT seeks meeting with Liverpool’s Metro Mayor 2017-11-23 [RMT]

McDonald’s workers are going back on strike – and this time it will spread 2017-11-22 [Left Foot Forward]

South Western Railway workers 'bullied for not striking' 2017-11-22 [BBC]

Crossrail row: Workers on Elizabeth Line balloted for strikes in pay dispute 2017-11-22 [City A.M.]

Sellafield's GMB workers to stage second strike in pay row 2017-11-22 [BBC]

European legislation is powering this week's biggest court case over workers' rights – Theresa May will come for it after Brexit 2017-11-21 [Independent ]

RMT responds to shocking new evidence of unstaffed tube stations obtained by BBC London. 2017-11-21 [RMT]

This month in labour history

9-12-1913 A Special Delegate Conference of the TUC votes overwhelmingly against calling sympathetic strike action to aid locked-out workers in Dublin. [more]