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'Tsunami' of initiatives causing despair across teaching profession, union warns 2017-04-18 [Belfast News Letter]

PSNI officers take court action over holiday pay 2017-04-15 [BBC]

Chinese welfare centre sexual harassment case settled 2017-04-12 [BBC]

Unions attack council's 'secret deal' to outsource waste collection services 2017-04-12 [Belfast Telegraph]

'Secret' Deal To Privatise Bin Collections 2017-04-11 [GMB]

Employers feel effects of apprenticeship levy 2017-04-06 [BBC]

More than 40 jobs go as family support project ends 2017-04-01 [BBC]

Schivo NI: 40 jobs to go at Derry aerospace company 2017-04-01 [BBC]

Quarter of radiologist posts vacant 2017-03-30 [BBC]

Education budget cuts will make system 'unsustainable' 2017-03-12 [BBC]

Derry factory girls' sculpture given council lifeline 2017-03-11 [BBC]

Ulster Bank to close nine branches 2017-03-10 [BBC]

Suspension of early retirement scheme leaves teachers ‘reeling’, say UTU 2017-03-09 [Belfast News Letter]

Newly-qualified teachers scheme is suspended 2017-03-09 [BBC]

Alliance calls for emergency law to protect jobs 2017-03-08 [Irish Times]

Ulster Bank to shut up to 10 of its branches in restructuring move 2017-03-08 [Belfast Telegraph]

Workers putting in nine hours a week in unpaid overtime 2017-03-04 [Irish News]

Asperger's syndrome: Employers need awareness of challenges 2017-03-01 [BBC]

£10,000 award for man who didn't get Derry job due to political opinions 2017-02-26 [Belfast Telegraph]

Financial Services Union warns jobs at risk due to political instability 2017-02-26 [BBC]

Top union boss Len McCluskey slams austerity cuts during Belfast visit 2017-02-24 [irishnews.com]

Stormont urged to act in wake of First Trust's branch closures blow 2017-02-24 [Belfast Telegraph]

First Trust to close half its branches 2017-02-23 [BBC]

Businesses 'named and shamed' for underpaying staff 2017-02-18 [BBC]

Avoca cafe found to have discriminated on basis of gender 2017-02-16 [Irish Times]

Trade union attacks rise in civil service agency workers 2017-02-10 [BBC]

Unmarried woman wins pension battle 2017-02-08 [BBC]

Unemployed, seeking work and over 50 2017-02-07 [BBC]

New levy on training of apprentices 'unwelcome' 2017-02-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

NUJ condemns online intimidation of female journalist 2017-01-25 [Belfast News Letter]

Hospital staff protest over ‘gap in wages’ 2017-01-25 [Fermanagh Herald]

Teachers urged to end co-operation with school inspections 2017-01-21 [BBC]

SIPTU President expresses regret at retirement of Martin McGuinness from public office 2017-01-20 [SIPTU]

Schivo NI: 30 workers lose jobs at Derry-based aerospace firm 2017-01-20 [BBC]

NI journalist quits union ruling body over Jamie Bryson membership 2017-01-20 [Belfast News Letter]

Teachers strike in NI over pay dispute 2017-01-18 [RTÉ]

INTO teachers stage half-day strike over pay dispute 2017-01-18 [BBC]

Recruitment freeze 'puts police at risk' 2017-01-16 [BBC]

GPs resignation from NHS 'inevitable' 2017-01-16 [BBC]

De La Salle teachers told to 'consider positions' 2017-01-12 [BBC]

INTO teachers begin industrial action over pay dispute 2017-01-07 [BBC]

INTO teachers begin industrial action over pay dispute 2017-01-06 [BBC]

Over 80 workers affected as Londonderry firm goes into administration 2017-01-06 [Belfast News Letter]

Builders losing work over cross-border safety issue 2017-01-04 [BBC]

Civil service agency workers cost £10m 2016-12-21 [BBC]

IFA pays out £28k to unfairly dismissed manager 2016-12-21 [BBC]

Northern Ireland braced for strikes by Post Office and airport workers 2016-12-19 [Belfast Telegraph]

Strike threatens to disrupt Christmas travel at airports 2016-12-17 [BBC]

Teachers stage one-day strike over pay 2016-11-30 [BBC]

Minimum wage hike could hurt businesses 2016-11-25 [Belfast Telegraph]

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]