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London bus workers to take strike action in pay dispute [Unite the union] 2022-08-07

1 in 5 key worker households have children living in poverty [TUC] 2022-08-07

It’s time for companies to rein in their profits – not for hard pressed workers to cut back even further [TUC] 2022-08-06

Amazon workers walkout over pathetic pay offer [GMB] 2022-08-05

Unite accuses BP of ‘unfettered profiteering’ [Unite the Union] 2022-08-03

Liz Truss U-turns on plan to cut public sector pay outside London [The Guardian] 2022-08-02

PCS will fight against Truss war on Whitehall [PCS] 2022-08-02

Unions vow to fight against Truss's proposed plans to slash Whitehall jobs, pay and working conditions [Morning Star] 2022-08-02

Liz Truss plan to cut £11bn in Whitehall waste ‘ludicrous’ [The Guardian] 2022-08-02

MP Lisa Nandy visits picket line despite ban on Labour frontbenchers attending strikes [The Guardian] 2022-08-01

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Today's labour news


London bus workers to take strike action in pay dispute 2022-08-07 [Unite the union]

Grant Shapps' comments 'A pathetic attempt to turn unions against each other' 2022-08-07 [TSSA]

Mick Lynch media mania – the appeal of workers’ power 2022-08-07 [Red Pepper]

Pilots’ union leader Martin Chalk: ‘We don’t take kindly to being told how to do things’ 2022-08-07 [The Guardian]

Scotland Poll suggests Scotland’s nursing staff support strike action 2022-08-07 [Nursing Notes]

Bakers make it a dozen-by becoming 12th union to join the MorningStar board 2022-08-07 [Morning Star]

England Strikes announced at Port of Felixtowe as company fails to make acceptable pay offer 2022-08-07 [Unite the Union]

1 in 5 key worker households have children living in poverty 2022-08-07 [TUC]

Northern Ireland Council strike paused for fresh talks 2022-08-06 [BBC]

It’s time for companies to rein in their profits – not for hard pressed workers to cut back even further 2022-08-06 [TUC]

Counter inflation with profit restraint and pay rises – not rate rises, says TUC 2022-08-05 [TUC]

Amazon warehouse staff in Tilbury walk out over 35p an hour pay rise 2022-08-05 [BBC]

England Amazon workers at UK warehouse stop work to protest pay 2022-08-05 [The Derrick]

Amazon workers walkout over pathetic pay offer 2022-08-05 [GMB]

Unite members at Network Rail join rail strikes over pay 2022-08-05 [Unite the Union]

TSSA announces Network Rail strike dates for August 2022-08-05 [TSSA]

Stay strong and united and we will prevail - Mick Whelan 2022-08-05 [ASLEF]

England Hundreds of Amazon staff in Essex stop work in protest at 35p pay rise 2022-08-04 [The Guardian]

Cost of School Uniforms Squeeze Family Finances during Cost-of-Living Crisis 2022-08-04 [NEU]

Government must act swiftly to cap ‘horrific’ energy price hikes, says UNISON 2022-08-04 [UNISON]

‘Bullying is a problem’: visual effects artists speak out against Marvel 2022-08-04 [The Guardian]

Statement by Cleaners, Porters, Post-Room and Security staff at LSHTM following the senior management’s false and misleading statement on 21 July 2022 2022-08-04 [IWGB]

Pay key to solving crisis in social care, says UNISON 2022-08-04 [UNISON]

New owner of Bournemouth Transport must protect jobs and pensions demands Unite 2022-08-04 [Unite the Union]

Workers at Chester-le-Street construction supplies companies Birtley Group and Bowater Doors to strike over low pay 2022-08-04 [Unite the Union]

Frightening drop in construction safety inspections exposed 2022-08-04 [Unite the Union]

£30m ambulance contract as effective as sticking plaster on wound, says UNISON 2022-08-03 [UNISON]

Strike action on the Tube and Overground to go ahead on 19 August 2022-08-03 [RMT]

PCS welcomes Liz Truss’s U-turn on public sector pay 2022-08-03 [PCS]

England Arriva’s lack of a pay offer forces London bus workers to ballot for strike action 2022-08-03 [Unite the Union]

Offshore safety fears as Altera fail to provide answers over Foinaven vessel 2022-08-03 [Unite the Union]

Sainsbury’s facing summer shortages as DHL workers strike over ‘second-class’ treatment 2022-08-03 [Unite the Union]

Unite accuses BP of ‘unfettered profiteering’ 2022-08-03 [Unite the Union]

Liz Truss U-turns on plan to cut public sector pay outside London 2022-08-02 [The Guardian]

PCS will fight against Truss war on Whitehall 2022-08-02 [PCS]

UCU condemns closure of modern languages at Leeds Beckett University 2022-08-02 [UCU]

Go North East bus workers forced to strike in battle to prevent Chester-le-Street garage closure 2022-08-02 [Unite the Union]

Unite campaign wins £1,500 cost of living payment for thousands of HSBC staff 2022-08-02 [Unite the Union]

TSSA calls for a new financial rail settlement amid worries over annual fares 2022-08-02 [TSSA]

Unions vow to fight against Truss's proposed plans to slash Whitehall jobs, pay and working conditions 2022-08-02 [Morning Star]

Liz Truss plan to cut £11bn in Whitehall waste ‘ludicrous’ 2022-08-02 [The Guardian]

Scotland Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar joins striking BT staff on picket line in Glasgow 2022-08-02 [Glasgow World]

England Wildcat strike at Bury food firm as staff clash with management over pay and conditions 2022-08-01 [Manchester Evening News]

BT and Openreach workers continue fight against real-terms pay cuts with second day of strikes 2022-08-01 [Morning Star]

MOD offer is not enough 2022-08-01 [PCS]

MP Lisa Nandy visits picket line despite ban on Labour frontbenchers attending strikes 2022-08-01 [The Guardian]

Firefighters call on Labour frontbench to support strikers 2022-08-01 [FBU]

Cost-of-living crisis leaves workers exhausted and scared of future 2022-08-01 [Independent]

BT and Openreach workers stage second strike over pay 2022-08-01 [The Guardian]

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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]