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Winchester University staff balloted for strike action 2019-04-23 [UCU]

Lack of bank account 'costs £500 extra a year' in bills 2019-04-22 [BBC]

Professional footballers to boycott social media for 24 hours in racism protest 2019-04-22 [BBC]

Banning mobile phones in classrooms could help protect pupils and teachers 2019-04-22 [Independent]

Teachers risk dying in classrooms if illnesses ignored, union told 2019-04-20 [Guardian]

Footballers in England and Wales boycott social media over racism 2019-04-20 [Deutsche Welle]

Government should return £2.4bn to public sector workers 2019-04-20 [GMB]

Physical violence against teachers is a weekly occurrence 2019-04-20 [NASUWT]

Barristers, solicitors and paralegals urged to join single trade union 2019-04-20 [Guardian]

UK universities pay out £90m - Fears that confidentiality clauses are being used to silence victims of misconduct 2019-04-19 [Guardian]

At least 1 in 4 foster carers face 'nightmare' of false allegations 2019-04-19 [GMB]

Time for games workers to unionise 2019-04-18 [BECTU]

Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing 2019-04-18 [Broadly]

Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population 2019-04-18 [The Guardian]

Lack of manufacturing strategy blamed for jobs losses at Llanelli car parts plant 2019-04-17 [Unite the union]

Below-target inflation means chancellor is out of excuses for not ending austerity, says TUC 2019-04-17 [TUC]

Turning up the heat on hypocritical housing associations SUZANNE MUNA explains how Unite housi 2019-04-17 [Morning Star]

Nasuwt staff vote for further industrial action 2019-04-17 [GMB]

PCS Assistant General Secretary and NEC elections now open 2019-04-17 [PCS]

Tarmac designs specialist protective clothing for expectant mum workers 2019-04-17 [Infrastructure Intelligence]

Building on the success of Grovember 2019-04-17 [UNISON]

New trade union targets overworked junior lawyers 2019-04-16 [Legal Cheek]

Workers need action from government on in-work poverty, says TUC 2019-04-16 [TUC]

PCS ballot for strike action in DVSA is now open 2019-04-16 [PCS]

Private NHS profiteer leaves workers without pay for weeks 2019-04-16 [GMB]

How (gravy) train operators make millions while failing to pay their way 2019-04-15 [Guardian]

Uber loses Appeal Court battle to deny drivers rights 2019-04-15 [The Gazette]

RMT Boss Warns Of Industrial Action Over Rail Workers’ Pensions 2019-04-15 [Minute Hack]

Firefighters reject employers’ pay proposal 2019-04-14 [FBU]

Royal Mail Fleet – pay and attendance deal: ballot timetable agreed 2019-04-14 [CWU]

Usdaw calls for £10 per hour and the adult rate for young workers 2019-04-14 [USDAW]

Public Accounts Committee report into Ofsted raises significant concerns 2019-04-14 [NUT]

Fines and a frantic life on the road – the lot of Amazon’s harried staff 2019-04-14 [The Guardian]

Heathrow and Luton airport workers set to strike in low pay battle 2019-04-13 [Unite the union]

Ford unions warn they are ‘ballot ready’ and call for clarity over UK operations 2019-04-13 [GMB]

Why we’re saying yes to take action over pay 2019-04-12 [PCS]

Gas boss should have pay rise blocked, says UNISON 2019-04-12 [UNISON]

Employers must pay their fair share on pensions, says TUC 2019-04-12 [TUC]

Mitie faces legal action threat amid ‘blacklisting’ accusations 2019-04-11 [Unite the union]

Bus lane fines for ambulance crews must end, says UNISON 2019-04-11 [Unison]

Big ‘Yes’ to improved Santander pay offer 2019-04-11 [CWU]

NUJ reaction - Julian Assange arrest 2019-04-11 [NUJ]

Asda proposal to cut paid breaks draws ire of union 2019-04-11 [The Times]

Centrica boss trousers 'unbelievable' 44% pay rise 2019-04-10 [GMB]

Safe staffing a ‘vital’ campaign for NHS’s frontline staff 2019-04-10 [UNISON]

Stagecoach company is banned from bidding for rail franchises 2019-04-10 [RMT]

Debenhams is taken over by its lenders putting thousands of jobs at risk 2019-04-10 [USDAW]

ASOS must reassure workers after profits nosedive 2019-04-10 [GMB]

Scapegoating teachers and other workers will not solve violent crime 2019-04-10 [EI]

Unite anger at 460 job losses at Barclays 2019-04-09 [Unite the union]

This month in labour history

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

10-04-1984 The House of Commons meets for an emergency debate on the role of police in the miners strike, [more]

15-04-1856 Tom Mann, British syndicalist and a leader of the dock strikes in 1889 and 1911, is born [more]

23-04-1914 First publication of the classic socialist novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' [more]