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Unite heralds tenacious campaign as GE’s Rugby site is saved from closure 2019-05-21 [Unite the union]

British Steel on brink of administration, putting 5,000 jobs at risk 2019-05-21 [Guardian]

Ford to cut 7,000 jobs including more than 500 in UK 2019-05-21 [Guardian]

Is it time for a four-day work week? 2019-05-21 [Equal Times]

Nurses vote to back decriminalisation of prostitution 2019-05-21 [The Guardian]

Nurses call for prostitution to be decriminalised, after RCN vote 2019-05-21 [The Telegraph]

Saving lives is not a crime 2019-05-20 [PSI]

BT ‘still failing’ its disabled employees 2019-05-20 [CWU]

PCS takes on outsourcers with strike action at two government departments this week 2019-05-20 [PCS]

Taking our Post Office plan to Westminster 2019-05-20 [CWU]

Government and manufacturers urged to back UK steel charter to boost jobs and industry 2019-05-20 [Unite the union]

Unite launches advertising campaign to boost turnout and stop the far right in Euro elections 2019-05-20 [Unite the union]

FE pay ballot results 2019-05-20 [UNISON]

Probation given some vital medicine – but it’s not cured yet 2019-05-20 [UNISON]

Unions lobby investors to press Amazon over UK working conditions 2019-05-20 [Guardian]

European elections – use your vote 2019-05-20 [PCS]

Health unions' letter to politicians over pay dispute 2019-05-20 [BBC]

Unions in strike threat over BA pay 2019-05-20 [The Times]

The General Federation of Trade Unions – 120 years old and getting stronger 2019-05-19 [Morning Star]

'Not enough hours in the day' is the focus of the Usdaw parents and carers spotlight day 2019-05-19 [USDAW]

Labour Right To End Brexit Talks - Cortes 2019-05-18 [TSSA]

Homeworking up more than a quarter in last decade, TUC analysis shows 2019-05-18 [TUC]

We’re stepping up the fight against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia 2019-05-18 [CWU]

Labour MP submits motion calling for union access to workplaces 2019-05-17 [Morning Star]

Nearly 7 in 10 LGBT people say they have been sexually harassed at work, says TUC 2019-05-17 [TUC]

Blog: These victories show that this is a union on the march 2019-05-17 [UNISON]

Why Orgreave miners are being honoured at With Banners Held High 2019-05-17 [TUC]

Firefighters prepared for industrial action in role-expansion dispute 2019-05-17 [FBU]

LGBTQ employees being sexually harassed at work is ‘hidden epidemic’ 2019-05-17 [Metro]

Airline Pilots - Peer support programmes – lessons from the field so far 2019-05-16 [BALPA]

Napo welcomes Government U-turn on Probation For more info 2019-05-16 [Napo]

NUJ speaks up for Newsquest journalists at Gannett AGM 2019-05-16 [NUJ]

Union calls on members to use safety legislation to tackle mental health issues 2019-05-16 [NUJ]

Government urged to support steel as Unite seeks urgent British Steel assurances 2019-05-15 [Unite the union]

Unite secures historic million pound plus blacklisting legal settlement 2019-05-15 [Unite the union]

Employers not doing enough to keep pregnant women safe at work, TUC and Maternity Action warn 2019-05-15 [TUC]

GMB demands urgent meeting with Walmart over £12 billion Asda float 2019-05-15 [GMB]

Work-related deaths 2019-05-15 [ASLEF]

Hundreds of 02 Arena security guards 'hung out to dry' 2019-05-15 [GMB]

50 blacklisted trade unionists win £1.9m from building firms 2019-05-15 [Guardian]

Death of an outstanding public education union leader 2019-05-14 [Education International]

East Midlands Trains - Customer Experience and Revenue Staff 2019 Pay Update 2019-05-14 [TSSA]

Record pay for bankers but most workers still earning less than a decade ago - TUC 2019-05-14 [TUC]

Landmark battle for Asda equal pay back in court 2019-05-14 [GMB]

Inequality driving 'deaths of despair' 2019-05-14 [BBC]

Bakkavor factory newsletter no.5 2019-05-13 [AWW]

Defence aerospace workers urge MPs to back UK jobs with continued funding for Tempest 2019-05-13 [Unite the union]

Interserve FCO workers to strike again 21 and 22 May 2019-05-13 [PCS]

'Ghost of Cedric the Pig will haunt Centrica AGM' 2019-05-13 [GMB]

Legal Action By Jilted Rail Companies Is Profit Extremism 2019-05-13 [TSSA]

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]