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Today's news - England

Rail strike hits services across South Yorkshire 2017-11-19 [The Star]

Unions accuse Arriva of treating drivers with 'contempt' as pay row leads to NINE more strike days 2017-11-18 [The Evening News]

GMB Members to Strike at Metsa Wood Timber Plant in Boston, Lincolnshire, in Response to Pay Freeze 2017-11-15 [GMB]

Union slams Freemasons funding of London Fire Brigade 2017-11-15 [FBU]

South West Union News - November 2017-11-14 [TUC]

Shocking levels of mental illness and stress revealed problems among Manchester housing workers, as strike action resumes 2017-11-13 [Unite the union]

Pre-Christmas ‘bread drought’ threatened in the North West and Midlands, warns Unite 2017-11-13 [Unite the union]

London - Unite describes TfL’s response to bus safety report as sweeping concerns under the carpet 2017-11-10 [Unite the union]

Industry figures call for Picturehouse to settle pay dispute 2017-11-09 [BECTU]

Sellafield bosses urged to remove ‘roadblock’ to pay deal, as workers gear up for second strike 2017-11-09 [Unite the union]

London - Unite and Citizens UK team up to challenge Holiday Inn owners over broken Living Wage promise 2017-11-09 [Unite the union]

Unite vows to fight to save manufacturing at BAE Brough factory 2017-11-08 [Unite the union]

ASLEF and Southern Railways: Referendum result 2017-11-08 [ASLEF]

Sellafield workers in strike over 'imposed wage rise' 2017-11-07 [BBC]

Precarious migrant cleaners lead the fight against outsourcing at London universities 2017-11-06 [Equal Times]

GMB and Unite - Don't move Robinsons factory out of Norwich, unions plead 2017-11-04 [Morning Star]

Closure of jobcentre to public marked by 'amazing turnout' on picket line 2017-11-04 [PCS]

Croydon - ASLEF has given Tram Operations Ltd. notice that our members will strike for 24 hours on Monday Nov 13th and Wednesday December 6th 2017-11-03 [ASLEF]

Shock survey reveals level of abuse, spitting and physical assault faced by London’s bus drivers 2017-11-03 [Unite the union]

Sellafield bosses ‘go cold’ on pay deal, says Unite, as strike looms 2017-11-01 [Unite the union]

Picturehouse under fire over living wage as it bids to open in Ladywell 2017-10-31 [ELL]

Fight for Hinkley Point wage rise ends in victory 2017-10-31 [Morning Star]

Costume and Hair and Make-Up members get together 2017-10-30 [BECTU]

Strike continues at Sheffield Eastern Avenue jobcentre 2017-10-30 [PCS]

Firefighters call for cuts agenda to be dropped on anniversary of Cathedral Yard fire 2017-10-28 [FBU]

Arriva North West bus workers’ strikes over ‘inadequate’ pay set to run into November 2017-10-28 [Unite the union]

West End theatre workers to vote on 3.5% pay increase 2017-10-28 [The Stage]

Budget needs to boost West Midland’s workers’ incomes after pay drought, says Unite 2017-10-27 [Unite the union]

Sheffield signs up to the Ethical Care Charter 2017-10-26 [UNISON]

Devon and Exeter hospital porters plan new actionun 2017-10-26 [UNISON]

West End theatre workers to vote on SOLT’s new pay offer 2017-10-26 [BECTU]

First Manchester bus drivers ‘five miles and £5,000 apart’ 2017-10-25 [Unite the union]

Unite calls for action to improve Birmingham welfare facilities 2017-10-25 [Unite the union]

Pilots' union welcomes further progress on Heathrow expansion 2017-10-25 [BALPA]

Scuffles on the picket line as security guards strike For more info 2017-04-28 [West End Extra]

'University Targeted For Exploiting Outsourced Staff' For more info 2017-09-28 [ Morning Star]

Manchester City Council Commits to Ethical Care 2017-10-23 [UNISON]

Ryanair Stansted pilots reject pay rise offers 2017-10-20 [RTÉ]

3M mask manufacturer in Newton Aycliffe is early contender for Scrooge boss of the year 2017-10-20 [Unite the union]

Branch secretary of GMB trade union reflects onn what drove him to take on Uber. 2017-10-19 [Jewish Chronicle]

‘Traffic Chaos’ Warning As GMB Members at Arriva Walk Out Over Pay Dispute 2017-10-19 [GMB]

Mears Manchester workers overwhelmingly back fresh industrial action in pay dispute 2017-10-19 [Unite the union]

Wake up call for Heathrow bosses as airport workers back industrial action 2017-10-19 [Unite the union]

‘Grim Victory’ After GMB Campaign Saves Five Children’s Centre from Closure 2017-10-18 [GMB]

Unite calls for Vauxhall investment guarantees following job loss blow 2017-10-17 [Unite the union]

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support 2017-10-17 [UNISON]

Widespread disruption at Gatwick expected as ‘bucks not burgers’ workers vote for strike action 2017-10-16 [Unite the union]

NUJ welcomes relaunch of Oldham Chronicle and opens talks with new owner 2017-10-15 [NUJ]

LU axes plan to upgrade Tube 2017-10-11 [ASLEF]

University of Leeds three-day strike goes ahead 2017-10-11 [UCU]

This month in labour history

1-11-1976 Union of Postal Workers refuses to handle any mail for Grunwick, as the strike at the company continues. [more]

14-11-1913 Sympathy action breaks out in some British ports, like Liverpool, in support of workers in Dublin, but fails to spread. [more]

22-11-1900 2,800 workers at the Penrhyn quarry in Snowdonia, Wales, walk off the job over pay and union recognition. The strike last a staggering three years, one of the longest industrial disputes in British history. [more]

30-11-2011 Millions of public sector workers join the biggest single strike day since 1926, against the government's pension reforms. [more]