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‘Back soft Brexit,’ trade unions urge Labour 2017-06-25 [The Guardian]

Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is they think it’s normal’ 2017-06-25 [The Guardian]

Concern that new Brexit minister supports removing asbestos laws 2017-06-25 [Unite]

NUT, FBU , ATL warn Government of current fire risks in schools 2017-06-24 [NUT]

Blog - Jeremy’s agenda is our agenda 2017-06-24 [UNISON]

Usdaw negotiates a 10.5% pay rise at Tesco as the company sees an upturn in profitability 2017-06-24 [USDAW]

Battle continues against ‘restrictive and draconian’ Trade Union Act 2017-06-24 [UNISON]

Schools increasingly using unqualified staff to cover teacher absence 2017-06-24 [NUT]

Unite calls for end of public sector pay restraint to mark European public services day 2017-06-23 [Unite]

PCS is encouraging members to support the anti-austerity demonstration in London on 1 July 2017-06-23 [PCS]

Brexit vote anniversary arrives with no proper plan to make it a success for working people, says TUC 2017-06-23 [TUC]

End Pay Pinch on European Public Services Day 2017-06-23 [GMB]

Conference pledges mental health support for members 2017-06-23 [UNISON]

Hospital Worker Suspended For Rolling Trouser Leg Up On Hottest Day 2017-06-23 [GMB]

Conference backs range of measures to build on general election result 2017-06-23 [UNISON]

NAO report reinforces call for public cash for future energy projects, says Unite 2017-06-23 [Unite]

National delegate conference hails inspiring speech from Jeremy Corbyn 2017-06-23 [UNISON]

Aviation authority urged to block British Airways leasing Qatari aircraft to cover strike 2017-06-23 [Unite]

Health and safety is no laughing matter 2017-06-23 [Guardian]

Brexit vote anniversary arrives with no proper plan to make it a success for working people, says TUC 2017-06-23 [TUC]

RMT confirms new strike date on Southern Rail 2017-06-22 [RMT]

ASLEF response to Gibb report 2017-06-22 [ASLEF]

Petition calls on business secretary to ‘hurry up’ and ban rip off restaurant tip scams 2017-06-22 [Unite]

Building a national housing consensus and homes for all 2017-06-22 [UNISON]

Unions demand ‘urgent reassurances’ on school fire safety after Grenfell blaze 2017-06-22 [Schools Week]

Unions call for 'urgent' clarity on fire-proof cladding and sprinklers in schools 2017-06-22 [TES]

Unite seeks action after sharp fall in construction inspections revealed 2017-06-22 [Unite]

Firefighters' union has to be core participant in Grenfell inquiry, MPs told 2017-06-22 [FBU]

Unite seeks answers after Crewe crane fatality 2017-06-22 [Unite]

Grenfell exposes the true face of deregulation 2017-06-22 [TUC - Stronger Unions]

Constantly on call: Life in insecure work 2017-06-22 [TUC - Touchstone Blog]

Unite official who lost to Len McCluskey in leadership race 'sacked' 2017-06-22 [Guardian]

Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank economist 2017-06-22 [Guardian]

'The wilful neglect of public services are plain to see in the hung parliament and this coalition of chaos' 2017-06-22 [UNISON]

'Let's see £10 an hour going into people's pockets. The clue is in the name; a living wage has to be enough to live on' 2017-06-22 [GMB]

Government ‘in denial and in name only’ 2017-06-22 [PCS]

Public sector unions' pay plea 2017-06-22 [RCM]

British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar 2017-06-22 [Guardian ]

Apprentices to get fairer deal under new charter, says UNISON 2017-06-21 [UNISON]

The Queen’s Speech has ignored the nation’s concerns, says UNISON 2017-06-21 [UNISON]

ATL comment on skills and the Queen’s Speech 2017-06-21 [ATL]

Working people need more than vague promises, says TUC 2017-06-21 [TUC]

Queen’s Speech fails to offer the hope the nation needs, says Unite chief 2017-06-21 [Unite]

Health and social care has suffered the ‘most austere’ decade ever 2017-06-21 [UNISON]

Working people need more than vague promises, says TUC 2017-06-21 [TUC]

'Sorry isn't good enough': Government apologises to family of disabled mum-of-nine who took her own life 'as benefits were stopped' 2017-06-21 [Mirror]

Hospital workers vote for strikes in pay row 2017-06-21 [The Telegraph]

Zero-hour contracts have doubled here - and women are worse off 2017-06-21 [Devon Live]

Stay cool outdoors How to stay safe working in the sun 2017-06-21 [Unite]

Anti-union laws see cancellation of tube strike 2017-06-20 [Evening Standard]

This month in labour history

13-06-1977 Police arrest 84 workers on the first day of a week-long mass picket of the Grunwick plant in north west London. [more]

18-06-1984 Mass violence by police at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. 93 miners are arrested, dozens injured. [more]

22-06-1977 The first solidarity demo and mass picket supporting the Grunwick strikers is held [more]