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Today's news - England

Devon glass companies’ pay dispute escalates with wave of new strikes announced 2017-05-25 [Unite]

Mears using Manchester pay rates to suppress wages 2017-05-25 [RMT]

Car manufacturing falls after BMW strike 2017-05-25 [The Times]

The courage of the LSE’s striking cleaners can give us all hope 2017-05-25 [The Guardian]

PCS marks 20th anniversary of restoration of union rights at GCHQ 2017-05-25 [PCS]

London - Unite statement on Skanska Crossrail dispute 2017-05-24 [Unite]

Hazards 2017 national conference, 28–30 July 2017, Keele Uni, Stoke-on-Trent 2017-05-24 [Hazards Campaign]

Strike ballot looms at St Barts over jobs, pay and working conditions 2017-05-24 [Unite]

More than 100 striking Argos workers in Barton to march today in show of strength 2017-05-23 [Burton Mail]

London - EHRC strike action moves to the capital 2017-05-22 [PCS]

Council housing workers stage demo as strike action goes on 2017-05-22 [ITV]

Crunch talks to be held next week as workers consider BMW's 'final offer' 2017-05-20 [The Mail]

Striking housing workers to protest outside Northwards Housing offices 2017-05-19 [Unite]

LSE cleaners dispute shows the true ugliness of the British class system 2017-05-19 [Politics]

Left-wing columnist Owen Jones snubs LSE debate in solidarity with striking cleaners 2017-05-18 [International Business Times]

Jeremy Irons pleads with striking university security guards as protest disrupts poetry reading 2017-05-18 [The Journal]

Cleaners hold loud siren protest outside HSBC in Canary Wharf over planned job cuts 2017-05-18 [The Wharf]

“We Are Not the Dirt We Clean” 2017-05-18 [Jacobin]

RMT on ASLEF announcing Southern Rail overtime ban 2017-05-17 [RMT]

ASLEF and Southern Railways - overtime ban 2017-05-17 [ASLEF]

Pay talks start today for English further education workers 2017-05-17 [UNISON]

Workers at BMW's Cowley Mini Plant strike for fourth time 2017-05-17 [The Mail]

Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence 2017-05-17 [Guardian]

RMT confirms a further 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North 2017-05-17 [RMT]

RMT train crews to stage further 24-hour walkout after UK bank holiday 2017-05-16 [RMT]

South Tyneside - Unions to stage protest against proposed library changes 2017-05-15 [shieldsgazette.com]

Campaigners in picnic protest as Medway children’s centres face the axe 2017-05-14 [Unite]

Delegates back Picturehouse campaign at first sector conference 2017-05-14 [BECTU]

Royal Mail subsidiary admits gig economy worker is entitled to holiday pay 2017-05-13 [The Telegraph]

Norfolk residents back Crown campaign 2017-05-13 [CWU]

Striking housing workers to protest outside Manchester Town Hall 2017-05-13 [Unite]

Film-makers, content producers: Friday 19 May is your day 2017-05-12 [BECTU]

Bus drivers employed by Stagecoach in strike ballot over union official sacking 2017-05-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

Newsquest's disastrous production policy ends with closure of Weymouth subbing hub 2017-05-11 [NUJ]

AWE staff stage 24-hour strike over pensions row 2017-05-10 [BBC]

Union bosses brand latest pension offer 'insulting' as BMW workers prepare for strikes 2017-05-10 [The Mail]

AWE staff stage 24-hour strike over pensions row 2017-05-10 [BBC]

Manchester housing strikes over pay and attacks on conditions 2017-05-09 [Unite]

London Bridge Tube strike: Times, dates and everything else you need to know about the RMT union walkout 2017-05-08 [Eve Standard]

To Rmt Stations Grade Members At Waterloo 2017-05-08 [RMT]

To Rmt Stations Grade Members At London Bridge 2017-05-08 [RMT]

Unions Back Fight To Purge Asbestos From Our Schools 2017-05-08 [Morning Star]

Tube workers at one of London’s busiest stations to start 24-hour strike tonight after worker sacked 2017-05-07 [Metro]

London Bridge Tube Station Staff To Strike In Sacking Dispute 2017-05-07 [huffingtonpost.co.uk]

Rolls Royce workers strike in pensions row 2017-05-06 [ITV]

Devo Manc - unions will be hitting the ground running with the new Mayor 2017-05-05 [touchstoneblog]

DHL faces 15 days of strike action in Yorkshire site closure and pay row 2017-05-04 [Unite]

GMB Targets Parseq Call Centre 2017-05-04 [GMB]

RMT to fight Greater Anglia Ticket Office massacre 2017-05-04 [RMT]

Unite targets top global hotel chain over anti-union actions 2017-05-04 [Unite]

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]