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Why we’re on strike today at TGI Fridays 2018-05-25 [LabourList]

University Of London Concedes To Union Pressure 2018-05-25 [Twin FM]

Luton Airport baggage handlers postpone Bank Holiday strike 2018-05-25 [BBC]

Cleaners take on Canary Wharf bank to fight for living wage 2018-05-25 [libcom.org]

TGI Fridays rocked by second day of strike action 2018-05-25 [Morning Star]

Norfolk hospital workers demo on 29 May, as hefty hikes in car parking charges loom 2018-05-24 [Unite the union]

Victory for protesters in Coventry University 'sham union' dispute 2018-05-24 [Coventry Observer]

Strike action over the bank holiday due to go ahead at Luton Airport 2018-05-23 [Unite the union]

Gosport MP and MoD wash hands on exploited ESS workers 2018-05-22 [Unite the union]

Tesco Dagenham distribution centre strike action postponed as further talks are arranged 2018-05-22 [USDAW]

Strike suspended at Bradford College following positive talks over job cuts 2018-05-22 [UCU]

Tesco distribution workers in Dagenham postpone further strikes and plan more talks over pay 2018-05-22 [Barking and Dagenham Post]

London underground drivers to hold two days of strike in June-union 2018-05-21 [Reuters]

Staff walk out of Trafford Centre restaurant in row over tips 2018-05-21 [Messenger]

Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains cancelled 2018-05-21 [BBC]

RMT receiving reports of severe disruption from new timetable on basket-case GTR franchise 2018-05-21 [RMT]

GMB local government union slams Tower Hamlets cabinet giving themselves £6,000 pay rises 2018-05-19 [The Advertiser]

TGI Fridays staff go on strike in UK's first dispute over tipping 2018-05-19 [The Guardian]

Academy workers face jobs threat 2018-05-19 [UNISON]

Journalists must stay vigilant in Manchester on Saturday 2018-05-19 [NUJ]

Unite warns Qantas against using ‘anti-union’ tactics to silence health and safety concerns 2018-05-18 [Unite the union]

TGI Fridays strike over tips policy and low wages 2018-05-18 [The Independent]

Two-day walkout at Hull College Group over job cuts 2018-05-18 [UCU]

Staff at three Yorkshire and the Humber colleges strike to defend jobs 2018-05-18 [Morning Star]

Workers at Tesco's Dagenham Distribution Centre to walk out over pay 2018-05-17 [USDAW]

Appalling working conditions sparks Amazon worker protest 2018-05-16 [UNI Global Union]

Govia Thameslink Railway timetable changes from this weekend will be 'absolute bedlam' 2018-05-16 [TSSA]

Rally and march in protest over Coventry University Group's 'sham union' 2018-05-14 [UCU]

Unions slam Devon companies after rising number of temporary jobs leave thousands without job security 2018-05-14 [Devon Live]

Bank holiday strikes planned for London Luton airport 2018-05-14 [Travel Mole]

Strike expected at Luton Airport over Bank Holiday weekend 2018-05-14 [Breaking Travel News]

Tens of thousands of people descend on London demanding a ‘new deal’ 2018-05-13 [The Canary]

Thousands join TUC march over wages and workers' rights 2018-05-13 [BBC]

Tens of thousands expected at TUC mass protest demanding government hikes minimum wage 2018-05-12 [Daily Express]

Tens of thousands join march urging ‘new deal’ for workers 2018-05-12 [Dorset Echo]

TUC March Sees Tens Of Thousands Take To London's Streets To Demand 'New Deal' For Workers 2018-05-12 [Huffington Post]

Corbyn to attend London rally amid 'worst pay squeeze for workers for 200 years' 2018-05-12 [Sky News]

Thousands join TUC march over wages and workers' rights 2018-05-12 [BBC]

Hard Rock workers set to strike 2018-05-11 [The Tri-City News]

Businesses and unions come out in support for Heathrow third runway 2018-05-11 [CITYA.M.]

Strike over wage “abuses” at TGI Fridays 2018-05-10 [Footprint]

Serco workers at east London hospitals stage pay protest 2018-05-10 [The Recorder]

Unite accuses East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust of seeking to erode staff pay with outsourcing plan 2018-05-09 [Unite the union]

Prospect and BECTU members join TUC march 2018-05-09 [BECTU]

Disruption likely as rail workers strike 2018-05-09 [ITV]

Kirklees bin workers vote in favour of strike action 2018-05-09 [examiner.co.uk]

London’s young people in non-payment of ‘living wage’ scandal 2018-05-09 [Unite the union]

TSSA welcomes new Deputy Mayor for Transport 2018-05-08 [TSSA]

FCC waste workers strike could force Hull and East Riding councils to reconsider private contracts 2018-05-07 [Hull Daily Mail]

Staff at TGI Friday's Milton Keynes Stadium to strike in row over tips 2018-05-06 [MKFM]

This month in labour history

4-05-1926 For the first and so far only time in British history, the TUC calls millions of workers out in a general strike, in support of coal miners. [more]

5-05-1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and revolutionary socialist, is born. [more]

10-05-1920 Dockers refused to load arms shipments to be used by White armies in Russia. [more]

14-05-1771 Socialist philanthropist Robert Owen is born [more]

30-05-1984 Miners leader Arthur Scargill, along with 81 other pickets, is arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. [more]