Rail fares have risen twice as fast as wages in past 10 years, finds TUC

Today's labour news

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]

All-women shortlists must not be ‘meddled with’ 2019-08-16 [UNISON]

Northern Ireland Harland and Wolff: 'Positive talks' over shipyard future 2019-08-16 [BBC]

Scotland RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision on the Clyde’s Ferguson Marine shipyard 2019-08-16 [RMT]

Thousands protest against Asda's ‘crippling workers with poverty pay’ 2019-08-16 [Morning Star]

Peterloo was the massacre that led to a new democratic era 2019-08-16 [The Guardian]

Rail fares have risen twice as fast as wages in past 10 years, finds TUC 2019-08-15 [TUC]

Government only doing ‘half the job’ by replacing police officers 2019-08-15 [UNISON]

TSSA Response to First Trenitalia takeover of West Coast mainline 2019-08-15 [TSSA]

'Call for justice remains unanswered' two years on from start of Grenfell inquiry 2019-08-15 [FBU]

England Gloucestershire MoD asbestos scandal deepens as Unite demands answers and worker support 2019-08-15 [Unite the union]

England North West petrol shortages and flight delays likely as Ellesmere Port tanker drivers prepare for strike action 2019-08-15 [Unite the union]

Government urged not to sell out UK food workers as ‘chlorinated chicken threatens jobs’, warns Unite 2019-08-15 [Unite the union]

BALPA calls on Ryanair to attend ACAS talks to resolve current pilot dispute 2019-08-15 [BALPA]

Italian job on West Coast Mainline tightens foreign grip on UK rail operations 2019-08-15 [RMT]

Northern Ireland Belfast Workers Seize Shipyard That Built the Titanic, Plan to Make Renewable Energy 2019-08-15 [Vice]

No-deal Brexit would raise inflation and shrink the economy, says TUC 2019-08-14 [TUC]

Northern Ireland Leases on Harland and Wolff site limit redevelopment options 2019-08-14 [Irish Times]

Time to Halt Abellio Takeover of East Midlands Trains - Cortes 2019-08-13 [TSSA]

Contracted railway workers to walk out against ‘appalling’ management conduct 2019-08-13 [Morning Star]

England Hundreds of Matalan warehouse staff vote to strike over pay dispute 2019-08-13 [business-live]

England GMB and MPs slam council plan to slash 250 jobs 2019-08-13 [GMB]

TSSA Statement on Caledonia Sleeper Brakes Failure 2019-08-13 [TSSA]

Asda forced worker to choose: stop caring for disabled son or lose job 2019-08-12 [GMB]

Survey of UK gaming industry reveals long hours culture and bullying claims 2019-08-12 [BECTU]

RMT announces further strike action by rail renewals workers at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management 2019-08-12 [RMT]

Northern Ireland Ambulance crisis: Getting by 'on a wing and a prayer' 2019-08-12 [BBC]

Northern Ireland Harland and Wolff: former minister calls for imaginative thinking 2019-08-12 [BBC]

Food workers rise up: the fight for £15 an hour begins 2019-08-12 [Morning Star]

England UNISON invites Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Grantham Hospital 'to see true extent of NHS cuts' 2019-08-12 [granthamjournal.co.uk]

Northern Ireland Ambulance crew shortage: Second ROI ambulance crew drafted in 2019-08-11 [BBC]

Unite - Potential British Steel buyers must talk to us about securing a long-term future 2019-08-11 [Unite the union]

Boris blamed for power cut chaos that brought Britain to standsill 2019-08-11 [Metro]

England Stockport Universal Credit centre workers set to strike 2019-08-10 [PCS]

Real pay cut for millions of lower and middle paid workers, TUC analysis reveals 2019-08-10 [TUC]

Government urged to drop post-Brexit prohibition on environmental disclosure 2019-08-10 [NUJ]

Urgent Answers Needed Over Major Power Failure 2019-08-10 [TSSA]

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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]