Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC

Today's labour news

Posties call for greater protection from Covid-19 to help them continue to serve 2020-04-01 [Morning Star]

M and S workers stage walkout over coronavirus safety fears 2020-04-01 [GMB]

Government cuts to NHS supply chain causing hospital PPE delays and must be reversed 2020-04-01 [Unite the union]

RCN chief exec calls for regulator to intervene amid PPE concerns 2020-04-01 [RCN]

RCM - plea to NHS leaders to protect the safety of pregnant women by ringfencing maternity services 2020-04-01 [RCM]

Promises of protective equipment alone won’t keep people safe, says UNISON 2020-04-01 [UNISON]

Northern Ireland Low-paid workers to benefit as minimum wages increase 2020-04-01 [Irish News]

Britain is ‘indebted to minimum wage heroes’, says TUC 2020-04-01 [TUC]

Unite action forces Kent's Norse Medway to implement coronavirus safety measures for key workers 2020-04-01 [Unite the union]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Health and safety chief defends approach amid surge in complaints from workers 2020-04-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

Scotland ‘inconsistent’ approach to Covid-19 across local authorities as first minister’s intervention is sought 2020-04-01 [Unite the union]

Doctors ‘gagged’ over protective equipment concerns 2020-04-01 [the Canary]

University agrees pay for zero-hours staff 2020-04-01 [UNISON]

‘Put workers’ safety and essential service first’ demands CWU 2020-04-01 [CWU]

New minimum wages rates take effect from today 2020-04-01 [UNISON]

Help with homeschooling 2020-04-01 [PCS]

Barclays offers triple overtime pay for staff on coronavirus frontline 2020-04-01 [The Guardian]

UK minimum wage rise of 6% to go ahead despite coronavirus pay freeze call 2020-03-31 [The Guardian]

England The Guardian view on key workers: applause is not enough 2020-03-31 [The Guardian]

Balfour Beatty continues to carry out works on West Coast Scotland motorways and trunk roads 2020-03-31 [Unite the union]

Care workers put at risk by lack of face masks and basic safety kit, says UNISON 2020-03-31 [UNISON]

Charity sector coronavirus financial support package urgently needed, says Unite 2020-03-31 [Unite the union]

TSSA Calls For 'Vital' Eurostar Support Over Coronavirus 2020-03-31 [TSSA]

Stobart Air accused of cynically ditching workers at Southend Airport during coronavirus crisis 2020-03-31 [Unite the union]

NUJ defends coronavirus whistle-blowers and journalistic sources 2020-03-31 [NUJ]

Urgent action essential to ensure delivery drivers health is protected during coronavirus crisis 2020-03-31 [Unite the union]

Covid-19: shocking pictures show Tyneside firm putting workers and families in danger 2020-03-31 [GMB]

Ambulance services heading for a ‘national crisis’ with thousands of workers in self-isolation 2020-03-31 [Morning Star]

CWU calls on Royal Mail to bring in emergency coronavirus changes 2020-03-31 [Morning Star]

UK students' union calls on universities to cancel summer exams 2020-03-31 [The Guardian]

Some UK police ‘may have gone too far’ in enforcing lockdown, minister admits, and WHO condemns Britain’s lack of testing 2020-03-31 [Independent]

Firm won't pay higher sick pay as Covid-19 'less severe than flu' 2020-03-31 [The Guardian]

RCM makes plea to NHS leaders to protect funding for pregnant women 2020-03-30 [Union News]

RMT demands 100% pay for Hull Trains workers 2020-03-30 [Union News]

BALPA tells government to stop delaying aviation support 2020-03-30 [Union News]

Pressure grows on government to shut building sites 2020-03-30 [Union News]

The politics of Covid-19: Gig work in the coronavirus crisis 2020-03-30 [Red Pepper]

Scotland Unions call for Diageo to halt production 2020-03-30 [the drinks business]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus poses new threat to local newspapers 2020-03-30 [BBC]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Volunteers requested to help schools stay open 2020-03-30 [BBC]

170 cleaners at Ford Dagenham ‘utterly betrayed’ in coronavirus fight 2020-03-30 [Unite the union]

Pilots call on the Government to stop delaying on details of support for aviation 2020-03-30 [BALPA]

'Lockdown deal' is a win for workers at Sheffield Students’ Union 2020-03-30 [Unite the union]

RMT secures massive living wage victory for rail workers across the North 2020-03-30 [RMT]

Coronavirus: Unite welcomes incredible work of Ventilator Challenge Consortium in saving lives 2020-03-30 [Unite the union]

TSSA calls on Department for Transport to order rail firms to stand down non-essential staff 2020-03-30 [TSSA]

500 workers walk out of Asos factory after company fails to enforce social distancing 2020-03-30 [Morning Star]

RMT on Hull Trains suspending operations from midnight 2020-03-29 [RMT]

Scotland Trade union makes appeal to public to treat council staff with respect 2020-03-29 [Glasgow Times]

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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]