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Today's labour news

British pilots union prepared to call off Ryanair strike 2019-08-22 [Yahoo]

Down pens to support the climate strike 2019-08-22 [Writers Guild of Great Britain]

Fat cat pay: CEO annual salary would now take you 117 YEARS to earn 2019-08-22 [Morning Star]

Ryanair reject BALPA olive branch – Strike will go ahead 2019-08-22 [BALPA]

Tell the government you support PCS BEIS strikers 2019-08-22 [PCS]

Usdaw members at Sainsbury's Waltham Point Distribution Centre to take strike action 2019-08-22 [USDAW]

GMB calls for pay ratio as figures show CEO pay 100x average worker 2019-08-22 [GMB]

England Strike action will go ahead Saturday on Merseyrail 2019-08-22 [RMT]

Workers lives and health at risk as watchdog budgets are halved 2019-08-21 [Hazards Campaign]

Workers drive ahead with union recognition 2019-08-21 [Unite the union]

HS2 Review Must Consider 'Golden Opportunity' and Build to Scotland 2019-08-21 [TSSA]

Union reps are the future of our movement 2019-08-21 [TUC]

England The Tories' HS2 review is another betrayal of Britain's railway 2019-08-21 [ASLEF]

Government should heed report’s call and fund councils properly 2019-08-21 [UNISON]

England Seven days of industrial action will take place in September on Bluestar Buses 2019-08-21 [RMT]

Scotland Fringe acts offered rooms in exchange for sex 2019-08-21 [The Times]

Northern Ireland Professor John Barry of Queens University launches an open letter in support of Harland & Wolff workforce 2019-08-20 [Unite the Union]

Unite seeks job assurances as pub giant Greene King is taken over in mega-deal For more info 2019-08-20 [Unite the union]

Wales 'Political opportunism' of Plaid Cymru regarding Betsi Cadwaladr attacked by Unite Wales 2019-08-20 [Unite the union]

England Stowmarket ‘Dulux’ pay dispute turns bitter as bosses threaten ultimatum, says Unite 2019-08-20 [Unite the union]

England RMT shifts strike dates by train operators on Central and Victoria Lines 2019-08-20 [RMT]

TSSA Urges Irish Govt To Think Again Over EU Transport Fund 2019-08-20 [TSSA]

National Grid must learn lessons after blackout 2019-08-20 [GMB]

Scotland The lap dancers who joined a union 2019-08-20 [BBC]

Scotland RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision on the Clyde’s Ferguson Marine shipyard 2019-08-20 [RMT]

Unite members at Hoyer Petrolog contract to delay industrial action ballot to allow for fresh talks 2019-08-20 [Unite the union]

Cuts in school funding come with a high educational cost for disadvantaged students 2019-08-20 [Education International]

Journalist Owen Jones attacked by four men 2019-08-20 [IFJ]

Journalist Owen Jones attacked by four men 2019-08-20 [EFJ]

England Port operatives at C.RO Ports Killingholme secure union recognition 2019-08-19 [Unite the union]

Pharmacy support workers to strike amid ‘interference’ by health minister 2019-08-19 [Unite the union]

Ryanair has blown the chance of finding a resolution before this week’s strike action, says BALPA 2019-08-19 [BALPA]

England Stoke council job cuts to fund children’s services are ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’, says Unite 2019-08-19 [Unite the union]

Union demands living wage for workers at Johnson backer's club 2019-08-19 [Guardian]

Scotland RMT kicks off justice for Mitie cleaners events in Glasgow tomorrow 2019-08-19 [RMT]

Pension age should rise to 75, Tory think tank report says 2019-08-18 [Independent]

Scotland Hairmyres Hospital staff to take part in 24-hour strike 2019-08-17 [BBC]

Scotland Fife’s Diageo workers vote overwhelmingly for strike action over pay 2019-08-17 [The Courier]

Scotland Diageo workers’ strike threat over ‘derisory’ pay offer 2019-08-17 [Fife Today]

Harland and Wolff deal set to safeguard jobs at historic shipyard 2019-08-17 [GMB]

Labour commitment to empower councils to 'save our shops' is welcomed by Usdaw 2019-08-17 [USDAW]

Ryanair bully boy tactics puts travel plans at risk 2019-08-17 [BALPA]

East Midlands Trains - RMT members rock solid again this morning 2019-08-17 [RMT]

#DownTools as part of the SoA’s annual Summer Challenge 2019-08-16 [Society of Authors]

England Unite statement on Heathrow ballot 2019-08-16 [Unite the union]

Hinkley Point mental health issues must be wake up call for construction industry 2019-08-16 [Unite the union]

Unite signs groundbreaking hospitality charter with the Stand comedy club including Edinburgh fringe venues 2019-08-16 [Unite the union]

British Steel - exclusive talks with preferred bidder 2019-08-16 [GMB]

Scotland Müller staff are devastated by the proposed closure of the Aberdeen depot 2019-08-16 [USDAW]

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This month in labour history

6-08-1914 The Labour Leader, the newspaper of the Independent Labour Party, publishes an anti-war appeal to workers. [more]

8-08-1920 The country sees large 'citizen demonstrations' against intervention in Soviet Russia. [more]

8-08-1842 Thousands of mill and factory workers across Lancashire walk out in support of the People's Charter. [more]

9-08-1920 The TUC and the Labour Party agree to move a resolution for a general strike if Britain declares war on Soviet Russia. [more]

11-08-1917 LAbour politician Arthur Henderson resigns from the war cabinet over its refusal to allow workers' representatives to attend the Stockholm peace conference. [more]

12-08-1933 London taxi drivers go on strike against the wishes of their union. [more]

13-08-1889 The beginning of the great dockers strike [more]

16-08-1819 Yeoman attack a crowd gathered in MAnchester to demand parliamentary reform, in what becomes known as the Peterloo Massacre. [more]

23-08-1976 Fifty workers at the Grunwick film processing plant in north west London go on strike for the right to join a trade union. [more]