Demands for immediate return of shielding workers would be ‘heartless and reckless’, says TUC

Today's labour news

Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study 2020-08-04 [The Guardian]

Northern Ireland SIPTU general secretary expresses sincere condolences on death of ‘extraordinary’ John Hume 2020-08-04 [SIPTU]

C P Pharmaceuticals world class workforce in line to produce Covid-19 vaccines 2020-08-04 [Unite the union]

Bristol GKN threatens one in five job losses, Unite calls for all options to save jobs to be considered 2020-08-04 [Unite the union]

Unite challenges Co-op Insurance over ethical betrayal 2020-08-04 [Unite the union]

The impact of Covid-19 on women 2020-08-04 [PCS]

Police unions seek improvement of pay offer 2020-08-04 [UNISON]

TSSA signs Save Travel letter to government as Hays Travel cuts jobs 2020-08-04 [TSSA]

ISS Cleaners on Merseyside begin month-long strike 2020-08-04 [PCS]

Unions say government has 'head in sand' over 2021 GCSEs and A-levels 2020-08-04 [Guardian]

How we won: interview with a Bexley refuse worker 2020-08-04 [Counterfire]

UK theatre job losses rise by 2,000 in a month, union figures show 2020-08-03 [Guardian]

New Emergency Working Principles and Guidance on Face Coverings 2020-08-03 [TSSA]

PCS pay petition passes 37000 after two weeks 2020-08-03 [PCS]

Wealth inequality rises even as wage gap narrows 2020-08-03 [BBC]

Resistance at the frontline: interview with a striking Tower Hamlets worker 2020-08-03 [Counterfire]

Len McCluskey praised by Labour MPs for ordering Unite funding review 2020-08-02 [The Guardian]

BA pilots accept jobs deal 2020-08-02 [BALPA]

PCS to launch consultative ballot for industrial action over jobcentre hours extension 2020-08-02 [PCS]

Aslef ballot for industrial action – prepare for a Hot Autumn 2020-08-02 [Counterfire]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus complaints made against 336 companies 2020-08-02 [BBC]

Unite sounds warning over Labour antisemitism payouts 2020-08-01 [The Observer]

RMT responds to confirmation that Government has nationalised Train Company debt 2020-08-01 [RMT]

Coronavirus: NEU's position on face masks 2020-08-01 [NEU]

Limit on mega council pay-offs could cost middle-income workers thousands 2020-08-01 [UNISON]

Centrica business plan 'busted flush' after Moody's downgrade 2020-08-01 [GMB]

Coronavirus outbreak wipes out 30% of county’s fire cover 2020-08-01 [FBU]

The Hazards Campaign calls for the government to immediately adopt a zero-Covid 19 policy 2020-07-31 [The Hazards Campaign]

Heathrow airline catering companies poised to axe 3,000 jobs, warns Unite 2020-07-31 [Unite the union]

BA's short-termism causing havoc in UK aviation as Unite urges airline to drop opportunistic ‘fire and rehire’ scheme 2020-07-31 [Unite the union]

Labour campaign welcome drive to force urgently needed government action to save jobs 2020-07-31 [Unite the union]

Protest against mass redundancies at Southbank Centre 2020-07-31 [PCS]

Cash industry crisis: shopkeeper sacked for helping elderly buy bread 2020-07-31 [GMB]

Demands for immediate return of shielding workers would be ‘heartless and reckless’, says TUC 2020-07-31 [TUC]

UNISON joins attack on housing minister over fossil fuel divestment 2020-07-31 [UNISON]

Campaigners call for action on extreme temperatures in prison cells 2020-07-31 [IWW]

Scotland RMT responds to Just Transition Commission report on a green recovery from COVID-19 in Scotland 2020-07-31 [RMT]

RMT warns against crowding on Brighton trains tomorrow 2020-07-31 [RMT]

Risk at Work - Personal protective equipment (PPE) Coronavirus (COVID-19): update 2020-07-31 [HSE]

PM told he must accept ‘personal responsibility’ for high Covid-19 death toll 2020-07-30 [Morning Star]

NHS workers' day of action 8 August 2020-07-30 [Workers liberty ]

‘Historic’ car production lows underscore urgent need for auto-industry intervention 2020-07-30 [Unite the union]

Pay is ‘elephant in the room’, says Unite, as new NHS England People Plan launched 2020-07-30 [Unite the union]

Sunderland members give out 3,000 gift packs to local government workers 2020-07-30 [UNISON]

RMT demands that Rail Gourmet and its parent company call off redundancy threat 2020-07-30 [RMT]

TSSA Comment on Closure of Tui High Street Shops 2020-07-30 [TSSA]

Warm weather working and Coronavirus 2020-07-30 [PCS]

NHS workforce need actions to match the promises, says UNISON 2020-07-30 [UNISON]

Victory for the Bexley refuse workers 2020-07-30 [Counterfire]

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This month in labour history

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]