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Strikes at UK universities a step closer as staff back industrial action over pensions 2017-10-20 [UCU]

Cost of childcare has risen four times faster than wages since 2008, says TUC 2017-10-20 [TUC]

Lecturers vote to strike over pension scheme deficit 2017-10-20 [The Financial Times]

UK Supreme Court allows domestic workers to sue Saudi diplomat despite his claiming immunity 2017-10-19 [Independent]

Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools 2017-10-19 [UNISON]

Unite demands bus drivers are protected and treated with dignity after firework attack 2017-10-19 [Unite the union]

Mark Serwotka tells rally: immediate 5% wage rise for all 2017-10-19 [PCS]

Universal credit risks creating debt trap for working people, says TUC 2017-10-19 [TUC]

Pay Up Now! – a serious campaign and it’s working, NEC hears 2017-10-19 [UNISON]

Have your say: remember to vote 2017-10-19 [PCS]

Extra public sector cash fails to solve underlying problems 2017-10-19 [Morning Star]

Top 10% 900 times richer than poorest 10% 2017-10-19 [Morning Star]

Quarter of workers permanently stuck in low paid jobs 2017-10-19 [Morning Star]

Now is the time to stand strong, stand united and put public services first 2017-10-18 [UNISON]

‘Maybots‘ Descend On Parliament Square For GMB’s End The Public Sector Pay Pinch Rally 2017-10-18 [GMB]

Unite warns of ‘toxic mix’ facing workers as wage squeeze continues 2017-10-18 [Unite the union]

Resist the raid on trade union finances 2017-10-18 [NUJ]

GMB Welcomes Stronger Regulation For Uber In Wales 2017-10-18 [GMB]

Unite warns there can be ‘no room for complacency’ over Bombardier Airbus deal 2017-10-18 [Unite the union]

UNISON takes Pay Up Now! campaign to MPs 2017-10-18 [UNISON]

Usdaw welcomes a debate and vote of the roll out of Universal Credit and urges action for weekly paid workers 2017-10-18 [USDAW]

Bank of England's Mark Carney says inflation hasn't peaked yet after hitting 3% today - as it happened 2017-10-18 [Guardian]

Unite praises Bombardier workforce for landing bumper train contract 2017-10-17 [Unite the union]

Prime Minister must act on OECD call for stronger workers’ rights, says TUC 2017-10-17 [TUC]

NUJ backs Helsinki Declaration for ethical PR 2017-10-17 [NUJ]

Pressure on public sector pay cap gains momentum 2017-10-17 [PCS]

Scrap the cap and give workers a proper pay rise, says UNISON 2017-10-17 [UNISON]

Government accused of empty promises as shock figures show fall in health visitors 2017-10-17 [Unite the union]

Police and prison officers will be hundreds of pounds a year worse off by 2022, TUC analysis reveals 2017-10-17 [TUC]

Unite activists from Rolls Royce and Toyota lobby MPs on Brexit concerns 2017-10-17 [Unite the union]

Murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia must be investigated 2017-10-17 [NUJ]

UNISON is supporting a private members bill - New offence of assaulting an emergency worker 2017-10-17 [UNISON]

Peterborough Trades Union Council organising counter-protest to racist EDL march 2017-10-17 [Peterborough Telegraph]

Strike vote warning at Kingsmill bread over below inflation pay 2017-10-17 [Unite the union]

UK pilots' association helping Monarch pilots find work 2017-10-17 [BALPA]

‘Government can no longer deny midwives and all NHS staff a fair pay rise says RCM’ 2017-10-17 [RCM]

Workers suffer massacre in Mogadishu 2017-10-16 [TUC]

Eyes Half Shut report says long hours are damaging 2017-10-16 [BECTU]

Capita talks break down and staff to strike over pensions 2017-10-16 [Unite the union]

Tomorrow's pay rise rally - give ALL public servants the pay rise they have earned 2017-10-16 [TUC]

We shouldn’t need to prove the case for safety 2017-10-16 [TUC]

Why you should rally to tell government we all deserve a pay rise 2017-10-15 [PCS]

PCS helps civil service apprentices achieve their English and maths goals 2017-10-15 [PCS]

Long hours in film damage family life and cause ill-health 2017-10-15 [BECTU]

Voting is now open on the CWU Digital Photography Competition 2017 2017-10-15 [CWU]

No 'festive cheer' at Johnston Press as union blasts offer of extra Christmas holiday for pay cut 2017-10-14 [NUJ]

Arriva North West bus workers to strike over ‘pitiful’ pay 2017-10-13 [Unite the union]

Union Week is nearly here! 2017-10-13 [BECTU]

Government must act to protect national stability in face of Brexit deadlock, says TUC 2017-10-13 [TUC]

Usdaw welcomes a cross-party attempt to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse 2017-10-13 [USDAW]

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]