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Today's news - England

More strikes planned against ‘heavy–handed’ management at Luton Airport 2019-05-20 [Unite the union]

Delfin English teachers win contract improvements after joining IWW 2019-05-20 [iww.org.uk]

Sellafield cleaners, canteen and security staff strike again 2019-05-20 [BBC]

Student nurses to be paid a wage in return for work commitment 2019-05-19 [Nursing Notes]

More hospital staff in Liverpool set to take action over unfair pay 2019-05-18 [UNISON]

Andover Ocado staff now at risk of redundancy 3 months after the fire - Usdaw says members are devastated 2019-05-18 [USDAW]

Boohoo refuses to let union talk to workers about representation 2019-05-17 [Guardian]

Workers at Liverpool plastics firm to strike over sacked union repun 2019-05-17 [Unite the union]

RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to strike 2019-05-15 [RMT]

Unite seeks urgent talks with Marshall’s as Cambridge defence company announces move out of city For more info 2019-05-15 [Unite the union]

RMT chalks up major victory and suspends tube strike action 2019-05-14 [RMT]

Honda accused of ‘betrayal’ after carmaker confirms Swindon closure 2019-05-14 [Unite the union]

TEFL Workers' Union launched in London 2019-05-13 [iww.org.uk]

Low paid Liverpool hospital workers vote ‘massively’ for strike action in pay parity dispute 2019-05-08 [Unite the union]

Strikes on at West Thames College this week 2019-05-07 [UCU]

RMT taxi driver protests to continue in Birmingham as council scrap planned talks 2019-05-07 [RMT]

'Nothing can train you' – Shocking rise in assaults at Suffolk prison 2019-05-05 [The Daily Times]

 VIDEO May Day trade union march 'unexpectedly' closes Leeds city centre streets 2019-05-05 [The Evening Post]

TSSA and HS2 Ltd Sign Union Recognition Agreement 2019-05-04 [TSSA]

Brexit unfairly targets sex workers for deportation 2019-05-03 [PRI]

'It's because we were union members': Boeing fires workers 2019-05-03 [Guardian]

Sandwell council staff win major wage rise as council backs down in pay dispute 2019-05-02 [Unite the union]

Oxford Mail hits back at union call for readers’ photo boycott after job cuts 2019-05-01 [HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk]

Waltham Forest Trade Union Council holds Workers Memorial Day and May Day event 2019-05-01 [Epping Forest Guardian]

‘Heavy – handed’ management provokes strike at Luton Airport 2019-04-30 [Unite the union]

RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to take further strike action 2019-04-30 [RMT]

Forty years on, Southall demands justice for the killing of Blair Peach 2019-04-26 [The Guardian]

London - Newham council faces third industrial dispute as gas repair staff prepare to strike 2019-04-24 [Unite the union]

Bristol council failing to ensure toilet dignity for local workers, warns Unite 2019-04-22 [Unite the union]

Crossrail failures must not be repeated on other major infrastructure projects, says Unite 2019-04-20 [Unite the union]

Southampton hospital security staff to strike on Good Friday 2019-04-17 [Unite the union]

Newham council faces second strike ballot over treatment of workers 2019-04-16 [Unite the union]

Grayling 'meddling with menace' at Southeastern 2019-04-15 [TSSA]

City Council’s secret dossier on workers in the union 2019-04-15 [The Argus]

Business department canteen staff strike over pay for sixth day 2019-04-11 [The Guardian]

Low paid Liverpool hospital workers to ballot in pay parity row 2019-04-10 [Unite the union]

London - Unite workers at City Airport to be balloted on new pay offer 2019-04-10 [Unite the union]

Newham refuse workers ‘lose £20,000’, as council fails to implement grading agreement for 12 years 2019-04-10 [Unite the union]

Lloyd's of London calls time on drink and drugs 2019-04-09 [BBC]

London Underground workers to hold strike action ballot over pay 2019-04-08 [BBC]

Union threatens total Tube shutdown in Transport for London pay dispute 2019-04-06 [CITY AM]

Hospital protest over 'punishing' pay policy 2019-04-06 [GMB]

London - RMT rejects Tube pay offer and moves to ballot for action 2019-04-06 [RMT]

Uber Drivers' Lawsuit Asks If London Congestion Charge Is Racist 2019-04-05 [Bloomberg]

Journalists lose IPSO complaint against their own newspaper 2019-04-05 [HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk]

London Underground Pay Offer 2019-04-04 [TSSA]

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff win pay battle 2019-04-02 [UNISON]

HMP Birmingham returns to the public sector 2019-04-02 [PCS]

Swindon Honda workers march against factory closure 2019-03-31 [The Guardian]

Kepak (St Merryn Meats) announce their Victoria site in Cornwall is at risk of closure 2019-03-29 [USDAW]

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]