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Today's labour news

Scottish sites ordered to close unless on essential list 2020-04-07 [Construction Enquirer]

Millions heading for poverty unless benefits are urgently boosted, TUC warns 2020-04-07 [Morning Star]

To grab this moment, the next Labour leader will need humility 2020-04-06 [Opendemocracy]

NHS workers 'scapegoated' over lack of PPE 2020-04-06 [GMB]

Hazards Campaign demands action to save workers’ lives 2020-04-06 [Hazards Campaign]

Scotland Scots prostitutes risking lives by continuing to work during coronavirus lockdown 2020-04-06 [The Daily Record]

Coronavirus lockdown to hit low-paid, young and women hardest, warns IFS 2020-04-06 [The Guardian]

Working remotely for trade unions 2020-04-06 [TUC]

TfL must make buses safer for drivers urges Unite following five deaths 2020-04-06 [Morning Star]

Unite statement on coronavirus deaths among London bus workers 2020-04-05 [Unite the union]

A third of government departments still not observing social distancing measures 2020-04-05 [PCS]

Unions congratulate Starmer and Rayner 2020-04-05 [Union News]

POA demands PPE and testing as two prison workers die of coronavirus 2020-04-05 [Union News]

England Unite calls for PPE for transport workers as five London bus workers die of coronavirus 2020-04-05 [Union News]

England Footballers' union warns players wage cut could harm health service 2020-04-05 [RTÉ]

Coronavirus: Five London bus workers die, union confirms 2020-04-05 [BBC]

renationalise Royal Mail! Put posties in control to fight the pandemic! 2020-04-04 [In Defence of Marxism]

ASLEF: New Labour Party leader 2020-04-04 [ASLEF]

UNISON welcomes new Labour leader and deputy 2020-04-04 [UNISON]

TSSA thanks Jeremy Corbyn and congratulates Keir Starmer 2020-04-04 [TSSA]

Labour leadership: Usdaw congratulates Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner 2020-04-04 [USDAW]

RMT appalled at bus and rail giant FirstGroup plans 2020-04-04 [RMT]

Nurses 'feel forced to make their own PPE from laminate sheets and elastic bands' 2020-04-04 [GMB]

Disadvantaged students most likely to miss out under exam plans, warns UCU 2020-04-04 [UCU]

McCluskey congratulates new Labour leadership team 2020-04-04 [Unite the union]

Nurse deaths 'inevitable' from coronavirus 2020-04-04 [BBC]

Unions call for ‘manufacturing army’ to make vital PPE 2020-04-04 [Morning Star]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: Health and Safety Executive working with south Antrim businesses ‘to protect staff’ 2020-04-03 [Larne Times]

Northern Ireland Teachers demand clarity on how to keep children and staff safe 2020-04-03 [Irish News]

Northern Ireland Sub teachers seeking urgent pay clarity 2020-04-03 [Irish News]

England Premier League announces wage deferral plans 2020-04-03 [Irish Examiner]

Northern Ireland Coronavirus: 17,000 jobs to be furloughed 2020-04-03 [BBC]

Royal Mail staff 'lack sufficient protection' from coronavirus 2020-04-03 [The Guardian]

RMT responds to Government Covid-19 announcement on bus industry funding 2020-04-03 [RMT]

Bus bailout ‘falls well short’ of what sector needs 2020-04-03 [Unite the union]

Bring buses into public ownership says TSSA 2020-04-03 [TSSA]

Health and manufacturing unions in joint call for PPE 'manufacturing army' 2020-04-03 [Unite the union]

Yodel 'risks exposing delivery drivers to coronavirus' 2020-04-03 [GMB]

DHL 'flaunting' Government guidelines on Covid-19 2020-04-03 [GMB]

RMT demands full protection of jobs and wages as Arriva Grand Central 2020-04-03 [RMT]

LNER must take over Grand Central rail so NHS staff, police, and shop workers can get to work 2020-04-03 [TSSA]

Govt announcement all NHS Debt to be wiped 'welcome' 2020-04-03 [GMB]

Unite statement on British Airways furlough and employment negotiations 2020-04-03 [Unite the union]

Coronavirus: BA reaches deal to suspend thousands of workers 2020-04-03 [BBC]

UK’s modern slavery victims could be dealt double blow by COVID-19 pandemic 2020-04-03 [freedomunited]

Blacklist Support group releases damning dossier on construction-site working 2020-04-03 [Morning Star]

Key workers risking their lives on poverty pay must be paid at least £15 an hour, union demands 2020-04-03 [Morning Satr]

Hospitals must prioritise staff safety, campaigners urge 2020-04-03 [Morning Star]

Government must protect the health and jobs of pregnant workers, TUC warns 2020-04-03 [TUC]

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This month in labour history

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

10-04-1984 The House of Commons meets for an emergency debate on the role of police in the miners strike, [more]

15-04-1856 Tom Mann, British syndicalist and a leader of the dock strikes in 1889 and 1911, is born [more]

23-04-1914 First publication of the classic socialist novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' [more]