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Today's news - England

Launch for unique historical website of Manchester and Salford Women’s TUC 2017-04-23 [The Star]

Unite seeks assurances over job security as Grimsby fish processor firm put up for sale 2017-04-21 [Unite]

Time for an honest conversation about trade unions 2017-04-21 [Guardian]

London - 6 May demo to fight fascists in Croydon 2017-04-21 [PCS]

Tomorrow’s Woolwich Ferry strike suspended, as talks make ‘positive’ progress 2017-04-20 [Unite]

London May Day March and Rally - Monday 1st May 2017-04-20 [ASLEF]

Woolwich Ferry staff set to strike over secretary’s ‘sexual harassment ordeal’ 2017-04-20 [The Standard]

RMT responds to National Audit Office report 2017-04-20 [RMT]

Hinkley Point Delays on Cards 2017-04-20 [GMB]

Strike action is 'last resort' for Plant Swindon workers fighting for their pensions, says union boss 2017-04-19 [The Advertiser]

Teachers opt not to disrupt primary tests 2017-04-18 [BBC]

RMT members vote for action over 'London Bridge Three' 2017-04-18 [RMT]

Robots to replace 10 million workers in UK, study says 2017-04-17 [taipeitimes]

Don’t give up on unions – they can still drive a more progressive politics 2017-04-17 [Guardian]

Picturehouse drafts in scabs to deny pay 2017-04-15 [The Morning Star]

London - Woolwich Ferry strike on Tuesday suspended, as talks make progress in ‘bullying culture’ dispute 2017-04-13 [Unite]

NUJ calls on council to call off media ban threat 2017-04-13 [NUJ]

BMW Workers Vote to Strike over their Right to a Decent Pension For more info 2017-04-13 [RTUC]

Union slams 'deplorable' firefighter attack in Lincolnshire 2017-04-13 [FBU]

RMT urges Labour mayoral hopeful to back guards’ campaign 2017-04-12 [RMT]

Unions demonstrate in London, Rotherham, Sandwich and Solihull over construction undercutting 2017-04-11 [Unite]

Retaining jobs top priority as Smethwick poultry plant faces axe 2017-04-11 [Unite]

RMT responds to total chaos at Brighton Station last night 2017-04-10 [RMT]

Unite challenges ‘worker competency’ at Ferrybridge 2017-04-10 [Unite]

Southern rail boss paid £495,000 2017-04-10 [Guardian]

Gender Equality Is The Key To Solving Our National Challenges 2017-04-10 [huffingtonpost]

Thousands of UK companies to report gender pay gap under new law 2017-04-07 [RTE]

Why employment rights in the gig economy are so tricky 2017-04-07 [elitebusinessmagazine]

More Woolwich Ferry strikes announced in ‘bullying culture’ dispute 2017-04-06 [Unite]

Far right humiliated in London - but trade unions must organise against racism and austerity 2017-04-06 [socialistparty]

RMT hits back over Merseyrail dispute claimsRMT hits back over Merseyrail dispute claims 2017-04-05 [RMT]

LSE cleaners’ strike: Don’t let Women’s History Month become Groundhog Day 2017-04-05 [Red Pepper]

BMW's UK workers to begin strike over pensions on April 19 2017-04-05 [Reuters]

ASLEF and Southern Rail: Referendum result 2017-04-03 [ASLEF]

Powers behind the throne: how the unions control Corbyn’s fate 2017-04-03 [newstatesman]

Paramedics taking tens of thousands of days a year off sick with stress 2017-04-03 [Guardian]

Fight for a Brexit for workers 2017-03-31 [socialistworker]

Protest over plans to cut health visitors and school nurses 2017-03-31 [nursingtimes]

Second cycle courier wins holiday pay at gig economy tribunal 2017-03-30 [Guardian]

RMT Ballot For Action Opens Today Over LONDON Bridge Three 2017-03-30 [RMT]

Mass lobby of parliament - PCS members and MPs say stop DWP office closures 2017-03-30 [PCS]

Ferrybridge power station protest held over 'cheap labour 2017-03-30 [BBC]

Mini plant protesters to take fight to Germany in pensions row 2017-03-29 [The Times]

Protest Ruskin College closure 2017-03-29 [Friends of Ruskin]

Unions criticise 1% pay rise for public sector workers 2017-03-29 [BBC]

Industrial action ballot - Dismissal, C. Epton, Senior Conductor - East Midlands Trains 2017-03-28 [RMT]

RMT seeks meeting with Liverpool Mayor over Merseyrail 2017-03-28 [RMT]

May pledges to fight for 'precious union' of UK 2017-03-18 [ST]

RMT reacts with fury as tube bosses uphold sascking of member dismissed for stopping violent assault 2017-03-24 [RMTU]

Mini workers in further protests as pension deadlock continues 2017-03-23 [Unite]

This month in labour history

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

10-04-1984 The House of Commons meets for an emergency debate on the role of police in the miners strike, [more]

15-04-1856 Tom Mann, British syndicalist and a leader of the dock strikes in 1889 and 1911, is born [more]

23-04-1914 First publication of the classic socialist novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' [more]