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TUC welcomes Labour proposal for a new public energy champion [TUC] 2022-09-27

Labour plans publicly-owned renewable energy giant [BBC] 2022-09-27

Climate complacency has left firefighters ill-prepared, says union chief [The Guardian] 2022-09-27

TUC – Labour has 'a proper plan' for a high-wage Britain [TUC] 2022-09-26

England RMT Victory in campaign for free travel for Tube cleaners [RMT] 2022-09-26

'Labour will bring green jobs built on strong trade unions because we cannot go back to the 1980s' say Angela Rayner and Ed Miliband [The Guardian] 2022-09-25

Trade unions prepare legal action against PM's 'hostile' crackdown on workers' rights [The Mirror] 2022-09-25

Liz Truss Versus The Trade Unions: The Next Front In The Culture Wars? [HuffPost] 2022-09-25

One in six UK public procurement contracts had tax haven link, study finds [The Guardian] 2022-09-24

Stop the Uberisation of Royal Mail [Tribune] 2022-09-23

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Today's labour news


TSSA welcomes Railways Motion backing at Labour Conference 2022-09-28 [TSSA]

TSSA comment on Keir Starmer Conference speech 2022-09-28 [TSSA]

Louise Haigh: Labour's Pledge on Britain’s Railways 2022-09-28 [ASLEF]

Public ownership is Labour's policy 2022-09-28 [ASLEF]

Royal Mail – bosses’ shabby treatment provokes another massive strike vote 2022-09-27 [CWU]

TUC welcomes Labour proposal for a new public energy champion 2022-09-27 [TUC]

Labour plans publicly-owned renewable energy giant 2022-09-27 [BBC]

Publishing industry bodies announce big steps towards sustainability in Publishing 2022-09-27 [Society of Authors]

Super-rich UK non-doms avoiding £3.2bn in tax each year, report finds 2022-09-27 [The Guardian]

Climate complacency has left firefighters ill-prepared, says union chief 2022-09-27 [The Guardian]

Labour delegates press for Royal Mail nationalisation after rail pledge 2022-09-27 [The Guardian]

England Premier League and cost of living: How many clubs pay real living wage? 2022-09-27 [BBC]

University staff get £1,000 bonuses over cost of living 2022-09-26 [THE]

Scotland Glasgow cleansing workers vow to keep fighting for fairer working conditions 2022-09-26 [Live]

Scotland Thousands of offshore caterers to be balloted on strike action 2022-09-26 [Energy Voice]

England Thousands of London bus drivers suspend strike following new pay offer - union 2022-09-26 [Reuters]

PCS launches strike ballot of 150,000 civil servants 2022-09-26 [PCS]

Responding to Labour's commitment to public ownership of the railways 2022-09-26 [RMT]

Five key questions on Labour's energy policy 2022-09-26 [GMB]

Government handing taxpayers’ money to rich friends 2022-09-26 [UNISON]

Labour conference backs Usdaw's motion on the growing challenges in our economy 2022-09-26 [USDAW]

TUC – Labour has 'a proper plan' for a high-wage Britain 2022-09-26 [TUC]

RMT Response to mini-budget 2022-09-26 [RMT]

Scotland RMT to take strike action 10 October on ScotRail 2022-09-26 [RMT]

England RMT Victory in campaign for free travel for Tube cleaners 2022-09-26 [RMT]

SoA urges government to stop the privatisation of Channel 4 2022-09-26 [Society of Authors]

'Labour will bring green jobs built on strong trade unions because we cannot go back to the 1980s' say Angela Rayner and Ed Miliband 2022-09-25 [The Guardian]

Trade unions prepare legal action against PM's 'hostile' crackdown on workers' rights 2022-09-25 [The Mirror]

Liz Truss Versus The Trade Unions: The Next Front In The Culture Wars? 2022-09-25 [HuffPost]

One in six UK public procurement contracts had tax haven link, study finds 2022-09-24 [The Guardian]

One in six UK public procurement contracts had tax haven link, study finds 2022-09-24 [The Guardian]

Stop the Uberisation of Royal Mail 2022-09-23 [Tribune]

England UVW reps building workers' power at GOSH 2022-09-23 [UVW]

Amazon reforms ebook policies in response to union concerns 2022-09-23 [Society of Authors]

Ireland Northern Ireland Thales: Workers at missile firm vote for industrial action 2022-09-22 [BBC]

Ireland Northern Ireland When will services resume after ABC bin strike? 2022-09-22 [BBC]

TSSA says it is a ‘full and willing participant’ into sexual harassment inquiry 2022-09-22 [Morning Star]

Cleaners on Avanti West Coast to strike Friday 2022-09-22 [RMT]

Orsted Energy workers to strike for four days 2022-09-22 [RMT]

Striking union members should ‘get back to work’, says Liz Truss 2022-09-22 [The Guardian]

International solidarity for Liverpool’s striking dockers 2022-09-21 [ITF]

England WFTU solidarity statement with the 2-weeks strike of dock workers at the Port of Liverpool 2022-09-21 [WFTU]

Stubborn Post Office chiefs provoked 28th September strike call 2022-09-21 [CWU]

ASLEF announces new strike action 2022-09-21 [ASLEF]

RMT to strike across the rail network on October 1st 2022-09-21 [RMT]

Firms in four-day week trial will make it permanent 2022-09-20 [BBC]

Unions launch legal challenge against government’s “strike-breaking” agency worker regulations 2022-09-20 [TUC]

Cumbria County Council pays out £200,000 after asbestos exposure 2022-09-20 [Whitehaven News]

Strike action to sweep across Britain following 10 days of restraint 2022-09-19 [Morning Star]

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This month in labour history


2-09-1976 All 137 Grumwick strikers are sacked by the company. [more]

11-09-1860 Dockers union leader Ben Tillett was born [more]

15-09-1913 Over 10,000 English railwaymen refuse to handle Dublin goods in an official sympathy strike with locked-out Irish workers. [more]

28-09-1995 Liverpool dockers are locked out by their employer, sparking a two-year struggle for their jobs and livelihoods. [more]