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Minister says people should increase work hours or move to better job to combat cost of living crisis [Evening Standard] 2022-05-16

Cutting City regulation risks another financial crash, say economists [The Guardian] 2022-05-16

England’s crumbling schools are a ‘risk to life’, officials warn No 10 [The Guardian] 2022-05-14

TUC general secretary slams Tories' attempts to evade responsibility for Grenfell [Morning Star] 2022-05-13

PCS rejects the government’s announcement to slash thousands of Home Office jobs [PCS] 2022-05-13

FBU Conference 2022 Culprits behind Grenfell are ‘getting off scot-free,’ union leader says [Morning Star] 2022-05-13

Thousands of local authority buildings still contain asbestos – new TUC research [TUC] 2022-05-13

UK and US unions: If the UK government really wants closer trade ties with the US, it must start listening to trade unions [TUC] 2022-05-12

Workers with Long Covid need support [TUC] 2022-05-11

TUC: Government’s broken promise on employment bill will see 'bad bosses celebrating' [TUC] 2022-05-10

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Northern Ireland Fermanagh bus drivers getting set to strike 2022-05-16 [Fermanagh Herald]

Chester ice cream shop worker demoted over pregnancy wins £38k 2022-05-16 [BBC]

Scotland Lerwick Port industrial action back on as workers demand the rate for the job 2022-05-16 [Unite the union]

HS2 East Coast ‘bypass’ proof of broken promises - Cortes 2022-05-16 [TSSA]

FBU calls for Grenfell building safety body to be nationalised 2022-05-16 [FBU]

The government’s plan to cut 90,000 Civil Service jobs marks a return to austerity, TUC warns 2022-05-16 [Morning Star]

Minister says people should increase work hours or move to better job to combat cost of living crisis 2022-05-16 [Evening Standard]

Cutting City regulation risks another financial crash, say economists 2022-05-16 [The Guardian]

England Union says bin strike ‘unavoidable unless Isle of Wight council take a hand’ 2022-05-16 [On the Wight]

One-third of firms deploying home-working surveillance 2022-05-16 [Consultancy.uk]

From four-day weeks to clocking off early, how workers are witnessing the end of the 9 to 5 2022-05-16 [INews UK]

Northern Ireland Shireen Abu Aqla: NI journalists condemn killing 2022-05-15 [BBC]

Talks to avert first nationwide postal strike since privatisation enter crucial phase as Royal Mail prepares to unveil big jump in profits 2022-05-15 [This is Money]

England’s crumbling schools are a ‘risk to life’, officials warn No 10 2022-05-14 [The Guardian]

Wales Trade union nursing pioneer to be honoured with commemorative plaque 2022-05-13 [Nursing times]

TUC general secretary slams Tories' attempts to evade responsibility for Grenfell 2022-05-13 [Morning Star]

London bus strikes suspended following improved pay offer 2022-05-13 [Unite the union]

Sizewell C delays runs real risk of job losses 2022-05-13 [GMB]

PCS rejects the government’s announcement to slash thousands of Home Office jobs 2022-05-13 [PCS]

Boris Johnson calls for 90,000 civil service jobs to be cut 2022-05-13 [Guardian]

FBU Conference 2022 Culprits behind Grenfell are ‘getting off scot-free,’ union leader says 2022-05-13 [Morning Star]

Thousands of local authority buildings still contain asbestos – new TUC research 2022-05-13 [TUC]

UK and US unions: If the UK government really wants closer trade ties with the US, it must start listening to trade unions 2022-05-12 [TUC]

PCS secures recognition at the Design Museum 2022-05-12 [PCS]

Lloyds staff tell AGM bank’s low pay means ‘we can’t afford to heat our homes or pay our pensions’ 2022-05-12 [Unite the union]

UK-US summit in Aberdeen: trade talks must involve workers and support the Good Friday agreement 2022-05-12 [TUC]

Stop war on civil servants, union chief urges PM 2022-05-12 [BBC]

Deliveroo accused of ‘cynical PR move’ with union deal for couriers 2022-05-12 [Guardian]

P&O Ferries sackings: unions trigger UN investigation over UK’s failure to enforce laws that protect workers 2022-05-12 [ITF]

Westminster needs to wake up as government fails to address the living costs crisis 2022-05-11 [Unite the union]

Unite demands action by new council leaders as social carers, cleansing and school workers prepare for summer strikes 2022-05-11 [Unite the union]

GLAA secures slavery order against car wash owner 2022-05-11 [GLAA]

Ports and unions criticise Shapps’ plan for law on seafarers’ minimum wage 2022-05-11 [Guardian]

‘Disastrous privatisation of Channel 4’: Bectu responds to Media Bill in Queen’s Speech 2022-05-11 [bectu]

Failure to deliver employment bill risks 'turning the clock back' for women at work 2022-05-11 [TUC]

Workers with Long Covid need support 2022-05-11 [TUC]

NUJ condemns sweeping attack on journalists and media freedom 2022-05-11 [NUJ]

England Unite fails to win recognition at FCA days after calling first strike 2022-05-10 [The Financial Times]

TUC: Government’s broken promise on employment bill will see 'bad bosses celebrating' 2022-05-10 [TUC]

C2C rail passengers warned of disruption as Alstom workers begin strike 2022-05-09 [Unite the union]

RMT reveals rail industry’s plan for a cull of ticket offices 2022-05-09 [RMT]

Elections results prove politicians failing to connect with everyday issues of workers 2022-05-08 [Unite the union]

Usdaw calls for an employment bill and housing bill to help low-paid workers 2022-05-08 [USDAW]

Northern Ireland Unite strike: industrial action over pay suspended 2022-05-07 [BBC]

Mark Serwotka calls out Rees-Mogg on return to the office policy 2022-05-07 [PCS]

UCU wins recognition deal at Royal College of Arts 2022-05-07 [UCU]

McColl retailer collapse proves risk of franchising Crown Post Offices 2022-05-07 [CWU]

Restore free testing in schools or risk SATs disruption 2022-05-07 [UNISON]

England GMB traffic warden strike to go ahead outside Salisbury Library 2022-05-07 [The Journal]

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This month in labour history


4-05-1926 For the first and so far only time in British history, the TUC calls millions of workers out in a general strike, in support of coal miners. [more]

5-05-1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and revolutionary socialist, is born. [more]

10-05-1920 Dockers refused to load arms shipments to be used by White armies in Russia. [more]

14-05-1771 Socialist philanthropist Robert Owen is born [more]

30-05-1984 Miners leader Arthur Scargill, along with 81 other pickets, is arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. [more]