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3M mask manufacturer in Newton Aycliffe is early contender for Scrooge boss of the year 2017-10-20 [Unite the union]

Branch secretary of GMB trade union reflects onn what drove him to take on Uber. 2017-10-19 [Jewish Chronicle]

‘Traffic Chaos’ Warning As GMB Members at Arriva Walk Out Over Pay Dispute 2017-10-19 [GMB]

Mears Manchester workers overwhelmingly back fresh industrial action in pay dispute 2017-10-19 [Unite the union]

Wake up call for Heathrow bosses as airport workers back industrial action 2017-10-19 [Unite the union]

‘Grim Victory’ After GMB Campaign Saves Five Children’s Centre from Closure 2017-10-18 [GMB]

Unite calls for Vauxhall investment guarantees following job loss blow 2017-10-17 [Unite the union]

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support 2017-10-17 [UNISON]

Widespread disruption at Gatwick expected as ‘bucks not burgers’ workers vote for strike action 2017-10-16 [Unite the union]

NUJ welcomes relaunch of Oldham Chronicle and opens talks with new owner 2017-10-15 [NUJ]

LU axes plan to upgrade Tube 2017-10-11 [ASLEF]

University of Leeds three-day strike goes ahead 2017-10-11 [UCU]

Save HMRC jobs in Teesside 2017-10-11 [PCS]

Transport workers strike across Manchester 2017-10-10 [The Manicunion]

Cornwall’s NHS needs £100 million boost, after critical report on trust, says Unite 2017-10-07 [Unite the union]

Eight posts cut on Johnston Press weekly titles in the North West 2017-10-06 [NUJ]

‘Massive blow’ to Lincolnshire’s economy as hundreds face jobs threat at Stamford engineering company, says Unite 2017-10-06 [Unite the union]

PCS supports striking Picturehouse cinema workers 2017-10-06 [PCS]

Join 17 October joint union Westminster pay march and lobby 2017-10-06 [PCS]

Police on standby as rumours of second protest by dock workers circulate 2017-10-05 [The Daily Mail]

RMT seeks urgent meeting with Liverpool leaders after exposing ‘misinformation, distortion and lie’ in Merseytravel report 2017-10-05 [RMT]

RMT slams latest bullying tactics by Southern Rail as it threatens pensions and other attacks on staff 2017-10-05 [RMT]

Picturehouse staff protest over pay at start of London film festival 2017-10-05 [Guardian]

Staff at University of Manchester vote 'yes' to strike action over proposed 140 job losses 2017-10-04 [UCU]

Manchester University staff vote to strike over academic job cuts 2017-10-04 [Guardian]

London - ASLEF suspends Tube strike on Thursday 2017-10-04 [ASLEF]

Concern for the future of Colman’s Mustard as Britvic closes its Norwich site 2017-10-03 [Unite the union]

Picturehouse strikes during BFI London Film Festival 2017-10-03 [BECTU]

Grenfell Tower: delayed backup engines 'hampered rescue' 2017-10-02 [Guardian]

Picturehouse threatens to sack striking workers in dispute over pay 2017-10-02 [The Guardian]

Thousands Of Protesters Descend On Conservative Conference 2017-10-02 [Huffington Post]

Cleaners at luxury car dealer protest suspensions after strike vote 2017-10-01 [libcom.org]

Bromley council faces employment tribunal over allegations of victimisation of Unite rep 2017-09-30 [Unite the union]

NHS job losses feared in Lancashire over plans to centralise laboratory services 2017-09-29 [Unite the union]

Cleaners at luxury car showroom ‘suspended after asking for pay rise to £9.75 an hour’ 2017-09-29 [Metro]

London cleaners face David and Goliath battle in luxury car strike 2017-09-29 [Politics Web]

Concerns mount over future of Bridgend Ford jobs as JLR cancels engine contract earlier than expected 2017-09-29 [Telegraph ]

GMB Demands Government Meeting After 'Devastating' Ford Announcement 2017-09-29 [GMB]

Suez bin workers in Doncaster to be balloted over jobs strike 2017-09-28 [BBC]

Unite committed to reducing job losses at Marshall Group in Cambridge For more info 2017-09-28 [Unite the union]

Doncaster braced for Christmas bin strikes as Unite ballots for strike action 2017-09-27 [Unite the union]

London - Addison Lee wrongly classed drivers as self-employed, tribunal rules 2017-09-26 [Guardian]

'Uber Apology Shows What CEO’s Will Do When Bottom Line Under Threat’ 2017-09-26 [GMB]

Manchester - Booked your transport for 1 October Tory party conference demo? 2017-09-26 [PCS]

GMB Members Employed by Sellafield Limited in Cumbria to Strike Tomorrow in Dispute Over Pay 2017-09-26 [GMB]

GMB Steps Up Campaign For Better Conditions At Parseq Call Centre 2017-09-25 [GMB]

First Isle of Wight NUJ meeting for decades took place this week 2017-09-22 [On the Wight]

Uber loses licence to operate in London 2017-09-22 [RTÉ]

Fire service to increase crew sizes after union outcry 2017-09-22 [FBU]

Black cab drivers praise for mayor of London over Uber decision 2017-09-22 [Unite the union]

This month in labour history

4-10-1936 At Cable Street, London, thousands of trade unionists, socialists and communists throw up barricades to block the British Union of Fascists from marching through the Jewish neighbourhoods of the East End. [more]

6-10-1913 The conference of the Miners Federation passes a motion in favour of a general strike in Britain to support Dublin's locked out workers, with only one vote against. [more]

25-10-1895 Socialist and feminist Edith Lanchester captured by her family and institutionalised for opposing the institution of marriage [more]