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Today's news - England

Jersey Royal potato crop could be hit by shortage of EU workers 2018-01-16 [Guardian]

Cammell Laird workers vote to strike over pay dispute 2018-01-16 [Wirral Globe]

RMT calls on London Mayor to take Carillion’s London rail contracts into direct TfL ownership 2018-01-15 [RMT]

Picturehouse dispute continues in 2018 2018-01-15 [BECTU]

GE bosses to be probed on 1,100 proposed job losses in Midlands 2018-01-15 [Unite the union]

Protest held outside ‘wage theft’ Aqua restaurant in Bristol 2018-01-14 [The Post]

Workers at Stamford engineering company in ‘massive vote’ for strike action 2018-01-14 [The Business Desk]

Government caught red handed bunging Southern Rail £22 million of taxpayers money to keep rail safety dispute running 2018-01-12 [RMT]

Cinema workers to launch fresh strike action 2018-01-12 [The Star]

Ritzy Cinema bosses threaten staff with a lockout if they dare to take strike action 2018-01-12 [Morning Star]

Strike action by workers at Suttons Tankers in Cheshire in dispute over ‘inferior pay and conditions’ 2018-01-10 [Unite the union]

RMT calls on City Region to remove road-block to settlement 2018-01-10 [RMT]

Sainsbury's investigating PMP Recruitment agency 'text threat' to New Year’s Day worker 2018-01-10 [Worcester News]

Sellafield Firefighters To Strike Again 2018-01-09 [GMB]

Bolton based workers take strike action against a real terms pay cut 2018-01-09 [Unite the union]

Crossrail electricians to down tools this week 2018-01-09 [Unite the union]

'Unison members need to continue to stand together if we are to effectively challenge further poor decisions” 2018-01-08 [The Echo]

Rail strikes: Train workers at five firms walkout in safety row 2018-01-08 [BBC]

Commuters face delays as workers at five train companies go on strike 2018-01-08 [The Guardian]

McDonald's workers get pay rises after strikes 2018-01-04 [Sky News]

Swindon Newsquest strike: day two 2018-01-03 [NUJ]

Striking Cambridge McDonald's workers secure historic pay rise 2018-01-03 [Cambridge News]

Bosses at Stamford engineering company ‘ducking and diving’ over job loss impact assessment 2018-01-03 [Unite the union]

Soggy strikers win support for the cause 2018-01-02 [NUJ]

Members’ club backed by Lord Ashcroft seeks to cut staff's basic pay 2018-01-02 [The Guardian]

Members of the Unite union working on the Crossrail project go on strike on Wednesday 10th January 2018-01-02 [theconstructionindex.co.uk]

Swindon journalists strike for two days over poverty pay 2018-01-02 [NUJ]

Key workers at the Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) will strike on New Year’s Day following new contracts being imposed 2018-01-01 [Prospect]

Historic Walkout: London museum workers in New Year’s Day strike over new contracts increasing their hours and ending paid breaks 2018-01-01 [The Sun]

Cutty Sark mutiny: staff asked to join picket lines as dispute hits tourists 2017-12-31 [The Guardian]

South Western Railway strike: Workers to walkout on New Year's Eve sparking chaos for revellers 2017-12-30 [The Evening Standard]

Greater Anglia rail staff fighting for passenger safety 2017-12-27 [RMT]

South Western Railway workers to hold more strikes over guards row 2017-12-23 [The Gazette]

Strong second day of strike action at Plymouth Benefit Centre 2017-12-22 [PCS]

NUJ condemns cruel Christmas redundancies as more journalists vote for strike action 2017-12-22 [NUJ]

RMT Merseyrail action rock solid again this morning in fight 2017-12-22 [RMT]

Strike action set to delay Crossrail project 2017-12-21 [Unite the union]

Racism, hate crime and trafficking against Cornwall's 25,000 migrant workers being tackled by specialist PCSO team 2017-12-20 [Cornwall Live]

Taxi drivers to donate £2,750 to Nottingham hospital children’s ward tomorrow 2017-12-19 [Unite the union]

Protests over pay and ‘Victorian workhouse’ conditions of hospital workers 2017-12-19 [Belfast Telegraph]

Swindon journalists announce poverty pay strike as Newsquest makes £4m profit 2017-12-19 [NUJ]

London - RMT members to strike on Docklands Light Railway on New Year’s Eve 2017-12-19 [RMT]

Bakkavor Workers Factory Newsletter no.2 2017-12-18 [AWW]

Closure of Britvic site in Norwich is ‘a hammer blow’, says Unite 2017-12-18 [Unite the union]

Hopes rise of possible breakthrough in Manchester Mears dispute 2017-12-15 [Unite the union]

Journalists in Swindon vote for industrial action over pay 2017-12-15 [NUJ]

Hundreds refuse to cross picket line in wildcat Crossrail strike 2017-12-14 [libcom.org]

Blackpool aerospace workers will kick-start the new year with Unite 2017-12-14 [Unite the union]

North Yorks FBU win historic decision as fire authority reverse cuts to firefighter numbers 2017-12-14 [FBU]

RMT announces strike action on South Western Railway and Greater Anglia in separate disputes over guards and safety 2017-12-13 [RMT]

This month in labour history

11-01-1831 Dozens of workers are convicted of machine-breaking during the agricultural workers' rebellion commonly known as the Swing Riots [more]