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Tesco announce strategic partnership with the global union of food and agriculture workers IUF [ETI] 2022-01-27

Ministers tell jobseekers to look for jobs in any sector after four weeks or face benefits sanctions [Independent] 2022-01-27

Pescatlant accused of using forced labour [ITF] 2022-01-26

TUC – Public sector key workers face another year of 'wages gloom' [TUC] 2022-01-26

MPs should reject ‘cynical and ideological’ anti-union rules, TUC urges [Morning Star] 2022-01-25

Grenfell Tower Inquiry must consider the political and economic context that led to the fire [FBU] 2022-01-24

Keep masks on towards a real end to Covid, for all [Zero Covid] 2022-01-24

England Fast food couriers to stage demo in Sheffield today in pay row involving Just Eat and McDonald's [The Star] 2022-01-23

Wales Asbestos management in schools [Welsh government ] 2022-01-22

Hydrogen plant 'massive set forward for green future' [GMB] 2022-01-22

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Today's labour news


Carntyne Transport workers secure 19% wage rise 2022-01-28 [Unite the union]

National Insurance increase is bad for workers and bad for business 2022-01-28 [USDAW]

More than two thirds of NHS workers 'have considered quitting' 2022-01-27 [GMB]

Unite’s NHS members question Pay Review Body’s ability to recommend a ‘cost of living’ crisis pay award 2022-01-27 [Unite the union]

Centre for Cities ‘Will Covid-19 kill the high street?' 2022-01-27 [USDAW]

Anti-social behaviour will thrive if booking offices close 2022-01-27 [TSSA]

Tesco announce strategic partnership with the global union of food and agriculture workers IUF 2022-01-27 [ETI]

Ministers tell jobseekers to look for jobs in any sector after four weeks or face benefits sanctions 2022-01-27 [Independent]

Pescatlant accused of using forced labour 2022-01-26 [ITF]

Northern Ireland School principals ‘left to fend for themselves' over Covid-19 2022-01-26 [Irish News]

Universities union bids for a ‘way out’ to avert fresh strikes 2022-01-26 [Belfast Telegraph]

TUC: we need a safe return to workplaces 2022-01-26 [TUC]

Barrow faces bin strike as GMB ballots refuse collectors 2022-01-26 [GMB]

Soaring inflation biting into low paid workers’ wages 2022-01-26 [RMT]

Government must ensure pay in key services is high enough to halt staff exodus 2022-01-26 [UNISON]

TUC – Public sector key workers face another year of 'wages gloom' 2022-01-26 [TUC]

UCU submits new pension proposals to avert UK wide strike action 2022-01-26 [UCU]

Unite vows to fight Royal Mail's plans to axe 700 jobs 2022-01-26 [Morning Star]

MPs should reject ‘cynical and ideological’ anti-union rules, TUC urges 2022-01-25 [Morning Star]

Julian Assange wins right to ask Supreme Court to consider his extradition case 2022-01-25 [IFJ]

Grenfell Tower Inquiry must consider the political and economic context that led to the fire 2022-01-24 [FBU]

Keep masks on towards a real end to Covid, for all 2022-01-24 [Zero Covid]

RMT warns of climate cost of latest Scottish rail fare hike 2022-01-24 [RMT]

Serco outsourced workers at Barts to take all-out strike action 2022-01-24 [Unite the union]

OVO must account for £40m transferred to owner Stephen Fitzpatrick’s other firms 2022-01-24 [Unite the union]

It’s time to halt NHS staff exodus with game-changing pay rise 2022-01-24 [UNISON]

England Hospital workers to stage two-week strike over pay 2022-01-24 [Evening Standard]

Involvement in political parties, trade unions and volunteering falls as web speeds rise 2022-01-23 [Guardian]

England Fast food couriers to stage demo in Sheffield today in pay row involving Just Eat and McDonald's 2022-01-23 [The Star]

Wales Asbestos management in schools 2022-01-22 [Welsh government ]

Hydrogen plant 'massive set forward for green future' 2022-01-22 [GMB]

Anonymous Sexual Harassment Reporting 2022-01-22 [PCS]

Universities will see strike action next month unless employers meet pension and pay demands 2022-01-22 [UCU]

Supporters demand action as Scunthorpe scaffolders prepare to strike 2022-01-22 [Unite the union]

Soaring inflation sparks pay rise calls from unions 2022-01-22 [Evening Standard]

Usdaw members in Argos overwhelmingly vote for a pay deal of at least £10 per hour 2022-01-21 [USDAW]

PCS demands departments consult health and safety reps over workplace return 2022-01-21 [PCS]

Unite welcomes British Volt factory but says UK auto sector needs more gigafactories 2022-01-21 [Unite the union]

Victory for staff as deal reached at West London College over pay and workloads 2022-01-21 [UCU]

Unions criticise scrapping of Plan B Covid measures 2022-01-21 [Zero Covid]

Wiltshire bin strike looms as GMB launches ballot 2022-01-20 [GMB]

First Manchester bus drivers announce fresh strikes in pay dispute 2022-01-20 [Unite the union]

Employers must not let their guard down, says UNISON 2022-01-20 [UNISON]

Prospect member gets significant settlement on brink of tribunal 2022-01-20 [bectu]

Johnson's plans to end compulsory face coverings ‘premature,’ unions say 2022-01-20 [Morning Star]

Government pauses plans to change UK copyright exhaustion framework 2022-01-20 [Society of Authors]

BBC TV, radio and sketch writers win 2% pay increase 2022-01-19 [WGGB]

Taxing wealth of UK’s richest ‘could cover rising health and social care costs twice over’ 2022-01-19 [Independent]

Essex boss made menopause comments before sacking worker 2022-01-18 [BBC]

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This month in labour history


11-01-1831 Dozens of workers are convicted of machine-breaking during the agricultural workers' rebellion commonly known as the Swing Riots [more]