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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]

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]

Coronavirus: migrants in frontline jobs not entitled to any financial help if they get sick 2020-04-03 [The Conversation]

Community-based nursing staff are being failed by lack of PPE 2020-04-02 [RCN]

Blog - Support us to support you 2020-04-02 [polfed]

£60bn aviation industry at stake if government doesn’t intervene 2020-04-02 [Prospect]

950,000 new Universal Credit applicants putting massive strain on staff 2020-04-02 [PCS]

Councils not enforcing Sunday trading laws must provide guarantees that this is a strictly temporary measure 2020-04-02 [USDAW]

New PPE guidance will only work if supplies get to the frontline, says Unite 2020-04-02 [Unite the union]

Lack of PPE for health and social care staff is 'a crisis within a crisis', unions warn ministers 2020-04-02 [TUC]

“Coronavirus will spread like wildfire” – workers calls for construction sites to be shut 2020-04-02 [Union News]

Health unions issue joint statement calling for more PPE 2020-04-02 [Union News]

unionlearn launches [email protected] campaign to support workers during coronavirus crisis 2020-04-02 [Union News]

Fast food and hospitality workers launch campaign for #100Percent pay 2020-04-02 [Union News]

Labour backs union whistleblower campaign 2020-04-02 [Union News]

Factory walkouts and social distancing: How can food businesses protect workers from COVID-19? 2020-04-02 [Food Navigator]

Unite continues British Airways talks over coronavirus threat to jobs 2020-04-02 [Irish Examiner]

Anger as London local authorities bulldoze through powers to discipline workers 2020-04-02 [Unite]

Firms should be closed down if they fail to comply with rules aimed at keeping workers safe, unions demand 2020-04-02 [Morning Star]

It is time to make amends to the low-paid essential worker 2020-04-02 [Financial Times]

British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff amid coronavirus crisis 2020-04-02 [The Guardian]

Posties call for greater protection from Covid-19 to help them continue to serve 2020-04-01 [Morning Star]

M and S workers stage walkout over coronavirus safety fears 2020-04-01 [GMB]

Government cuts to NHS supply chain causing hospital PPE delays and must be reversed 2020-04-01 [Unite the union]

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]