Government must ban zero-hours contracts, says TUC

Today's labour news

UK inflation at six-month high as petrol prices rise 2020-02-19 [BBC]

RMT strike action on Bakerloo Line goes ahead Friday 2020-02-19 [RMT]

Hundreds of staff injured at Amazon UK warehouses, GMB claims 2020-02-18 [BBC]

Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise 2020-02-18 [The Guardian]

Northern Ireland Almost 1,800 manufacturing jobs lost in 2019: report 2020-02-18 [Belfast Telegraph]

GMB calls for parliamentary inquiry into Amazon as conditions for workers worsen 2020-02-18 [GMB]

Health Secretary must make real changes to tackle NHS violence 2020-02-18 [UNISON]

Government must ban zero-hours contracts, says TUC 2020-02-18 [TUC]

Almost 1 million on zero hours contracts after massive rise 2020-02-18 [GMB]

GMB - Concerns over safety at Amazon warehouses as accident reports rise 2020-02-18 [Guardian]

HSBC to cut 35,000 jobs and shed assets in major overhaul 2020-02-18 [Sky News]

Hundreds of staff injured at Amazon UK warehouses, GMB claims 2020-02-18 [BBC]

Supreme Court to hear appeal on £420,000 compensation for breach of trade union rights 2020-02-17 [Unite the union]

Dover congestion plans ignore lorry driver welfare 2020-02-17 [Unite the union]

ISS members in HMRC hold ballot for expanded strike action 2020-02-17 [PCS]

Wales Hywel Dda University Health Board signs TUC’s Dying to Work Charter 2020-02-17 [TUC]

Unions criticise government’s pay proposals 2020-02-17 [NEU]

'Join me in praising TSSA members' work during Storms Dennis and Ciara' 2020-02-17 [TSSA]

Northern Ireland Strike action paused at Allied Bakeries for ballot after company makes improved offer 2020-02-17 [Unite]

Northern Ireland Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries 2020-02-17 []

Free trade food safety fantasies and the Tory agenda for the UK 2020-02-17 [IUF]

Northern Ireland Bakery workers claim strike could disrupt Pancake Tuesday 2020-02-16 []

England Wirral residents facing piles of rubbish as bin workers prepare to strike 2020-02-16 [Unite the union]

President stresses UNISON’s myth-busting role 2020-02-16 [UNISON]

Carlaw can 'stand up for Scotland' by telling Johnson to build HS2 here - Cortes 2020-02-16 [TSSA]

The Crisis in Iranian Labour 2020-02-16 []

UNISON will stand up to ‘laddism and misogyny’ typified by Trump and Johnson 2020-02-15 [UNISON]

London mayor’s bus retention scheme is major step in reducing staff turnover 2020-02-15 [Unite the union]

TSSA Nominates Matt Kerr in Scottish Labour Deputy Race 2020-02-15 [TSSA]

Northern Ireland NUJ concern at Derry court protests 2020-02-15 [NUJ]

 VIDEO  Len McCluskey talks his new book Why You Should Be a Trade Unionist 2020-02-15 [Youtube]

Britain holding secret trade talks with unnamed countries 2020-02-15 [Morning Star]

UK government admits that secret trade talks are underway 2020-02-14 [Global Justice Now]

PCS to launch judicial review on pensions over government’s betrayal 2020-02-13 [PCS]

England Liverpool warehouse workers receive inflation busting pay increas 2020-02-13 [Unite the union]

Another courtroom defeat for BT on pensions 2020-02-13 [CWU]

Ministers urged to crack down on rowdy airline passengers 2020-02-13 [Unite the union]

Union: robot report has ‘forgotten the humans’ 2020-02-13 [Morning Star]

Postal union calls national strike ballot after collapse of phoney talks 2020-02-13 [World Socialist Website]

north west labour backs our postal members 2020-02-13 [CWU]

Labour leadership: what about the anti-strike laws? 2020-02-12 [Workersliberty]

Challenge Labour internal-election candidates: build a democratic labour movement 2020-02-12 [Workersliberty]

Strong support for Interserve workers as month-long strike continues 2020-02-12 [PCS]

Time to get on with building HS2 2020-02-12 [GMB]

Storms Ciara and Dennis: £140m cut to services responding 2020-02-12 [FBU]

Scotland Unite ballots members at Dundee Independent Advocacy Support 2020-02-12 [Unite the union]

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON 2020-02-12 [UNISON]

School holiday hunger, how will you cope? 2020-02-12 [PCS]

Thousands of college staff on strike against cuts 2020-02-12 [Morning Star]

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This month in labour history

10-02-1972 30,000 Birmingham engineers go on strike in solidarity with striking miners. Thousands of them march to Saltley Gate coke depot, overpowering police to shut the gates. [more]

17-02-2006 Royal Mail workers in Belfast return to work after a successful wildcat strike against victimisation [more]