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Number of care workers on zero-hours contracts jumps to one in seven 2018-09-25 [Guardian]

Hard-Brexit Lobbyists Demand UK Roll-Back Environmental Standards to Strike Free Trade Deals with India, China and US 2018-09-25 [desmogUK]

Universal Credit needs to be overhauled and the rollout should be immediately halted 2018-09-24 [USDAW]

Len McCluskey says anyone 'screaming 'racist' at Jeremy Corbyn has lost every sense of moral proportion' in attack on Margaret Hodge 2018-09-24 [Mirror]

Teachers and nurses amongst public sector workers battling overtime because of 'austerity cuts' and redundancies 2018-09-24 [The Mirror]

Selling sex is a working class job. It’s time for Labour to stand with sex workers. 2018-09-24 [Red Pepper]

Union demands Brexit certainty for EU teachers 2018-09-23 [Schools Week]

Workers to make up one third of company board members under Labour, Jeremy Corbyn vows 2018-09-23 [The Independent]

The strippers leading the fight to get sex workers protected by unions 2018-09-23 [iNews]

Labour's commitment to put workers on the boards of large companies will ensure staff are valued says Usdaw 2018-09-23 [USDAW]

Housing crisis drives more than 1m private tenants deeper into poverty 2018-09-23 [The Observer]

Blow for Momentum as Jeremy Corbyn sides with unions to block 'open selection' of MPs 2018-09-23 [politicshome.com]

‘Dehumanising’ benefits system must be reformed, says UNISON 2018-09-22 [UNISON]

Jersey civil servants consider strike action over pay 2018-09-22 [The Evening Post]

Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m 2018-09-22 [BBC]

Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m 2018-09-22 [BBC]

Caroline Lucas: The McDonald's And Wetherspoon's Strike Action Shows It's Time To Rethink What Our Whole Economy Is For 2018-09-21 [Huffington Post]

Four-day working week for all is a realistic goal this century, unions say 2018-09-21 [PSI]

NUJ submission to the Cairncross review 2018-09-21 [NUJ]

Manuel Cortes warns, Don't listen to FailingGrayling on Brexit 2018-09-21 [TSSA]

Police 'aware' undercover officer was in relationship 2018-09-21 [BBC]

Met bosses knew of relationship deception by spy Mark Kennedy 2018-09-21 [The Guardian]

Justice for the Ayotzinapa 43 2018-09-20 [NUT]

Ticket office closures 'act of vandalism', TSSA says 2018-09-20 [Morning Star]

McDonald’s, TGI Fridays and JD Wetherspoon workers to make history with joint strike action 2018-09-20 [Morning Star]

PCS at Labour party conference – social security reform and fight against austerity 2018-09-20 [PCS]

ORR slams lack of leadership in rail industry 2018-09-20 [ASLEF]

Government must set out funding plan to protect and improve public services, says TUC 2018-09-19 [TUC]

Cost of living rises again - Usdaw says it is 'Time for Better Pay' 2018-09-19 [USDAW]

Shadow minister reiterates Labour commitment to review HMRC’s Building Our Future programme 2018-09-19 [PCS]

Government must strengthen wages against inflation, says TUC 2018-09-19 [TUC]

Tesco unveils their new Jack's format - Usdaw will give the staff a voice in the new stores 2018-09-19 [USDAW]

Manuel Cortes condemns union-busting tactics at Barrhead Travel 2018-09-19 [TSSA]

BMW to close Mini plant for a month post-Brexit 2018-09-19 [BBC]

PCS condemns $300 million US cut to budget for aid to Palestinian refugees 2018-09-19 [PCS]

Usdaw members urge MPs to support the protection for shopworkers amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill 2018-09-19 [USDAW]

New deal needed on BBC funding and over-75s TV licenses says BECTU 2018-09-19 [BECTU]

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality 2018-09-19 [UNISON]

RMT calls for end to £50 billion privatised rail rip off 2018-09-19 [RMT]

Watch: Union leader calls for Ofsted abolition within a year 2018-09-19 [tes]

End education snobbery. There’s no out-of-work brickie or sparkie’ 2018-09-18 [Guardian]

‘A testament to the strength of feeling’ 2018-09-18 [UNISO]

US-UK Brexit trade deal - Foreign competition in NHS and regulations bonfire 2018-09-18 [The Guardian]

Cathedral offers zero hours jobs dubbed by Justin Welby as evil 2018-09-18 [BBC]

Post Office network – MPs launch new Parliamentary Group 2018-09-17 [CWU]

UNISON launches national staff and patient safety survey 2018-09-17 [UNISON]

Study highlights concerns over move to fully-video court hearings 2018-09-17 [PCS]

4.5 million UK children are living in poverty 2018-09-17 [TLE]

7.7 million people trapped in 'persistent poverty' 2018-09-17 [Daily Mirror]

EU Parliament ensures more money comes back to production 2018-09-17 [BECTU]

This month in labour history

2-09-1976 All 137 Grumwick strikers are sacked by the company. [more]

11-09-1860 Dockers union leader Ben Tillett was born [more]

15-09-1913 Over 10,000 English railwaymen refuse to handle Dublin goods in an official sympathy strike with locked-out Irish workers. [more]

28-09-1995 Liverpool dockers are locked out by their employer, sparking a two-year struggle for their jobs and livelihoods. [more]