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Changes to lorry cabotage will result in driver exploitation and misery warns Unite [Unite the union] 2021-10-16

The SoA stands with the Union of Belarusian Writers in the face of its forced liquidation§ [Society of Authors] 2021-10-15

Half of working mums don’t get the flexibility they ask for – TUC survey [TUC] 2021-10-15

One in five key workers in public sector 'actively considering' quitting [TUC] 2021-10-14

Strike fears on Manchester Metrolink ended as pay offer accepted [Unite the union] 2021-10-14

HSE must recognise, record and investigate work-related suicides [Hazards Magazine] 2021-10-14

Menopause symptoms forcing women to take time off work, research suggests [Morning Star] 2021-10-14

High wage economy still a long way off, warns TUC [TUC] 2021-10-12

‘Overwhelming’ backing for strong climate action, UK study shows [The Guardian] 2021-10-12

TUC: Ministers must get industry and unions around the table to find a way through this energy crisis [TUC] 2021-10-11

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Today's labour news


Overhaul of U.K.’s Human Rights Act would include 'mechanism' to 'correct' rulings by the European Court of Human Rights 2021-10-17 [Politico]

Government get the creative industries ‘back on tour’. 2021-10-17 [Equity]

‘There’s a big job to be done,’ says shadow police minister 2021-10-17 [UNISON]

PCS response to announcement of reward payments at DVLA 2021-10-17 [PCS]

RMT strike action on Stagecoach buses in South West goes ahead 2021-10-17 [RMT]

Changes to lorry cabotage will result in driver exploitation and misery warns Unite 2021-10-16 [Unite the union]

Derbyshire Dales refuse collectors strike over pay and 'disresepct' 2021-10-16 [GMB]

PCS DVSA strike suspended 2021-10-16 [PCS]

You Can’t Have a High-Wage Economy Without Strong Unions 2021-10-16 [Tribune]

Northern Ireland Call for department to oversee Mid and East Antrim Council 2021-10-16 [BBC]

RMT confirms strike on Stagecoach buses in South West goes ahead 2021-10-16 [RMT]

DVSA staff to strike over safety concerns next week For more info 2021-10-15 [PCS]

Scotland Glasgow faces COP26 bins and schools strike as pay talks stall 2021-10-15 [GMB]

Council and school staff deserve increased pay offer, say unions 2021-10-15 [Unite the union]

LGA calls for Government to provide funding for school-based counselling 2021-10-15 [NEU]

Almost 150,000 self-funding carers propping up 'broken system' 2021-10-15 [GMB]

Answer to HGV driver shortage is better wages and improved conditions, says Unite 2021-10-15 [Unite the union]

One in five key workers in public sector 'actively considering' quitting – new TUC poll 2021-10-15 [TUC]

Social care is a national problem needing a national solution 2021-10-15 [UNISON]

The SoA stands with the Union of Belarusian Writers in the face of its forced liquidation§ 2021-10-15 [Society of Authors]

Putting the climate crisis 'at the heart of all we do' 2021-10-15 [WGGB]

House of Commons Asbestos Inquiry – CWU calls for complete eradication of ‘this toxic fibre’ from all UK buildings 2021-10-15 [CWU]

Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years 2021-10-15 [The Guardian]

Half of working mums don’t get the flexibility they ask for – TUC survey 2021-10-15 [TUC]

UCL research showing families in need turning to schools for support with clothing and food 2021-10-14 [NEU]

Britain’s social care crisis is another example of how low-pay Britain is abjectly failing to deliver services 2021-10-14 [Unite the union]

One in five key workers in public sector 'actively considering' quitting 2021-10-14 [TUC]

London - TSSA backs Night Tube reopening 2021-10-14 [TSSA]

Chesterfield bus strikes suspended as new pay offer on the table 2021-10-14 [Unite the union]

We’re delivering change, but management must improve on toolsets and timings 2021-10-14 [CWU]

Strike fears on Manchester Metrolink ended as pay offer accepted 2021-10-14 [Unite the union]

NUJ expresses solidarity with the UCU in its opposition to cuts at Goldsmiths 2021-10-14 [NUJ]

Regulator HSE treating work suicide less seriously than an itch 2021-10-14 [TUC Risks]

HSE must recognise, record and investigate work-related suicides 2021-10-14 [Hazards Magazine]

Menopause symptoms forcing women to take time off work, research suggests 2021-10-14 [Morning Star]

Scotland ScotRail engineers plan strikes during Glasgow climate summit 2021-10-13 [Guardian]

Greater Manchester braced for traffic turmoil as Stagecoach bus drivers vote for strikes 2021-10-13 [Unite the union]

Government action on pay holds the key to care staffing emergency 2021-10-13 [UNISON]

Industry seeking thousands of redundancies across Great Britain after fall in passengers due to Covid 2021-10-13 [Guardian]

RMT responds to rail industry job cuts plans announced today 2021-10-13 [RMT]

Unite wins ‘significant’ pay rise for Dartford DHL lorry drivers on Sainsbury’s contract 2021-10-13 [Unite the union]

TSSA brands rail cuts - ‘ludicrous’ in climate fight 2021-10-13 [TSSA]

Join Film Strike for Climate at COP26 2021-10-13 [WGGB]

Scotland Glasgow taxi shortages are partly down to ‘WOEFUL’ support offered during pandemic 2021-10-13 [www.taxi-point.co.uk/]

PM missing in action during gas crisis 2021-10-12 [GMB]

Pandemic report shows public inquiry is needed without delay 2021-10-12 [Unite the union]

Stingy Stagecoach forces Chesterfield drivers to strike over pay 2021-10-12 [Unite the union]

High wage economy still a long way off, warns TUC 2021-10-12 [TUC]

FCA staff ‘want right to be represented by an independent trade union’ as fight for union recognition steps up 2021-10-12 [Unite the union]

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This month in labour history


4-10-1936 At Cable Street, London, thousands of trade unionists, socialists and communists throw up barricades to block the British Union of Fascists from marching through the Jewish neighbourhoods of the East End. [more]

6-10-1913 The conference of the Miners Federation passes a motion in favour of a general strike in Britain to support Dublin's locked out workers, with only one vote against. [more]

25-10-1895 Socialist and feminist Edith Lanchester captured by her family and institutionalised for opposing the institution of marriage [more]