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Today's news - England

Unite challenge secures thousands for energy workers 2018-10-16 [Unite the union]

RMT protest in support of guards at Liverpool Lime Street Station this morning is joined by Chicken Man 2018-10-15 [RMT]

BECTU supports petition calling for recognition at Royal Albert Hall 2018-10-13 [BECTU]

Bolton hospital staff strike today and tomorrow for NHS pay 2018-10-11 [UNISON]

RMT confirms new phase of strike action on South Western Railway 2018-10-10 [RMT]

Cumbrian journalists decamp to council offices to discuss pay, after ban by Newsquest 2018-10-10 [NUJ]

Uber drivers strike across the UK in protest over workers' rights 2018-10-09 [CNBC]

Canning Town Library Nando's Plan Shelved 2018-10-09 [GMB]

Nando’s plans to replace historic east London library with restaurant blasted as an 'abomination' 2018-10-08 [Evening Standard]

Care-workers stage sit-in at residential home over pay protest 2018-10-05 [Tameside Reporter]

McDonald's, UberEats and Wetherpoon workers strike over pay 2018-10-04 [BBC]

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week 2018-10-04 [UNISON]

RMT welcomes Labour Group of GLA support for campaign to save 51 Overground ticket offices 2018-10-03 [RMT]

Striking pub workers claim victory as sacked workers reinstated 2018-10-03 [Morning Star]

London venue technicians launch new BECTU branch 2018-10-02 [BECTU]

Strike over zero-hours contracts at London pub 2018-10-01 [The Morning Advertiser]

Avon plan redundancies at their Corby site Usdaw continues in talks with the company 2018-09-29 [USDAW]

London - Goldsmiths cleaners celebrate winning a return in house 2018-09-28 [UNISON]

TUC Midlands to demonstrate against austerity ahead of Conservative Party Conference 2018-09-27 [TUC]

London - Piccadilly Line strike action gets under way 2018-09-26 [RMT]

Union slams Trafalgar Square Crown closure 2018-09-25 [CWU]

NHS cleaners win pay parity battle at Basildon Hospital 2018-09-25 [UNISON]

Hospitality Workers to Strike Together on Thursday October 4th 2018-09-24 [Fast Food Rights]

McDonald’s, Wetherspoons & TGI Friday to strike at SAME TIME – will you be affected? 2018-09-23 [Brinkwire]

Midlands college facing financial collapse refused to heed warnings 2018-09-23 [UNISON]

Uber Eats couriers' pay protest brings traffic to a halt in central London 2018-09-21 [The Guardian]

RMT calls 48 hours of strike action on South Western Railway as company continues to refuse serious talks 2018-09-20 [RMT]

Wetherspoon's and McDonald's staff to strike together 2018-09-20 [The Guardian]

RMT blasts Northern Rail for collapsing latest talks in guards' safety dispute 2018-09-19 [RMT]

Usdaw congratulates Sadiq Khan on his reselection as Labour candidate for the next London Mayoral election 2018-09-17 [USDAW]

Union hails trust’s u-turn on private company plans a ‘fantastic victory’ 2018-09-16 [UNISON]

Kirklees bin workers to take 'indefinite' strike action 2018-09-15 [BBC]

Eurostar's London staff to strike over 'shocking' working conditions 2018-09-14 [The Local]

Journalists knocked sideways by more Newsquest cuts 2018-09-13 [NUJ]

GMB Slams Sports Direct And XPO Over Depot Closure 2018-09-08 [GMB]

Health visiting in Birmingham ‘in meltdown’, warns Unite 2018-09-07 [Unite the union]

Albert Hall members take recognition battle to next level 2018-09-07 [BECTU]

Birmingham Home Care Workers Dispute 2018-09-07 [TUC]

South Western Railway workers vote to continue strikes 2018-09-06 [BBC]

Protest against the Tories in Birmingham 2018-09-06 [PCS]

Crane workers in Sunderland vote to accept improved pay deal 2018-09-06 [Unite the union]

Amazon centre ‘is one of most dangerous workplaces in UK’ 2018-09-06 [The Express]

Amazon warehouse workers protest after ambulances called out to 'danger factory' 115 times 2018-09-06 [Live]

London - RMT to fight Arriva Rail London's proposed 88 Ticket Office Closures 2018-09-05 [RMT]

TSSA responds to ticket office closures announced today on London Overground 2018-09-05 [TSSA]

RMT members standing united and determined in fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway 2018-09-02 [RMT]

Unite labels South Yorkshire police dress code as ‘draconian’ 2018-09-01 [Unite the union]

London - TSSA dismay at news of Crossrail delay 2018-08-31 [TSSA]

South Western Railway workers hold three-day strike 2018-08-31 [BBC]

Prentis tells Birmingham care strikers ‘we will win’ 2018-08-30 [UNISON]

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]