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Dangerous understaffing left Surrey short of fire engines during wildfires 2020-08-13 [FBU]

Scotland exam results 2020-08-13 [NEU]

Statement on Stonehaven Incident 2020-08-13 [ASLEF]

Exam Results ‘Triple Lock’ 2020-08-13 [NEU]

RCN welcomes extra funding to increase apprenticeships to 2,000 per year 2020-08-12 [RCN]

RMT response to derailment near Stonehaven 2020-08-12 [RMT]

TSSA Responds to the train derailment at Stonehaven 2020-08-12 [TSSA]

Train derailment at Stonehaven 2020-08-12 [ASLEF]

NUJ announces strike dates at Bullivant Media 2020-08-12 [NUJ]

Local government should lead the ‘test and track’ programme after Serco’s ‘failure’ 2020-08-12 [Unite the union]

Bakkavor commits to full pay for self-isolating Newark workers following Unite pressure 2020-08-12 [Unite the union]

Debenhams to cut 2,500 more jobs amid pandemic 2020-08-12 [BBC]

Labour calls for protection of maternity pay during pandemic 2020-08-12 [The Guardian]

The fight is on: vote yes for strike in Aslef ballot 2020-08-12 [Tunnel Vision]

Debenhams 2,500 job losses announced - Usdaw calls for urgent talks 2020-08-12 [USDAW]

Labour mayors join TUC to launch ‘Time Out to Help Out’ campaign 2020-08-12 [LabourList]

Lewisham council urged to in-source leisure centres to improve services and protect jobs 2020-08-11 [Unite the union]

Manchester bus drivers face losing £2,000-a-year in ‘bullying’ row 2020-08-11 [Unite the union]

CITB workers facing immoral triple whammy of attacks on pay, conditions and jobs 2020-08-11 [Unite the union]

Join our webinar on redundancy and the right to informed 2020-08-11 [UNISON]

Risks: Union health and safety news - Number 960 - 11 August 2020 2020-08-11 [TUC]

NUJ condemns Hong Kong media arrest 2020-08-11 [NUJ]

Things are hotting up in the PCS 2020-08-11 [PCS Left Unity]

Ministers must extend job retention scheme to save jobs, says TUC 2020-08-11 [TUC]

Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees, judge rules 2020-08-11 [Guardian]

Industrial action not out of the question at Heathrow as `greed, not need' forces huge pay cuts on workers 2020-08-10 [Unite the union]

Stansted Airport protestors demand chancellor keeps aviation promise and stops regional ‘devastation’ 2020-08-10 [Unite the union]

Unite accuses ministers of ‘abandoning’ workers as a third of firms expect September layoffs 2020-08-10 [Unite the union]

RMT steps up pressure to halt jobs carnage at Trump's Turnberry resort 2020-08-10 [RMT]

Nurse apprentice funding ‘step in right direction’ but pay needs sorting, says UNISON 2020-08-10 [UNISON]

NHS test and trace will fail unless government pays wages, say unions 2020-08-10 [Guardian]

Cash industry facing 'death spiral” as cash-in-transit firm announce redundancies 2020-08-10 [GMB]

Welsh democracy put under threat by Reach job cuts, says culture and media committee 2020-08-10 [NUJ]

 VIDEO Expand jobs, boost pay! 2020-08-10 [Workers liberty]

One in three UK firms expect to cut jobs by autumn, poll finds 2020-08-10 [The Guardian]

NHS workers take to the streets in protest against government's refusal to offer them a pay rise 2020-08-10 [Morning Star]

Black people are biggest victims of Britain's Covid disaster 2020-08-10 [Morning Star]

Birmingham airport protesters demand chancellor keeps aviation promise and stops regional ‘devastation’ 2020-08-09 [Unite the union]

High street crisis ‘proves danger’ of franchising our Crowns 2020-08-09 [CWU]

PCS consultative ballot of jobcentre and Universal Credit workers opens 17 August 2020-08-09 [PCS]

Consumer concerns over ‘Albert’ and ‘conformance’ – but good news on bonuses! 2020-08-09 [CWU]

NHS workers are taking the fight to the government 2020-08-09 [Counterfire]

Unite calls for safety action as extreme heat puts crane drivers at risk 2020-08-08 [Unite the union]

Bleak day for staff 'forced out by company greed' will scar spiteful BA indefinitely 2020-08-08 [Unite the union]

British Airways 'forcing out 4,000 staff who love jobs' through 'naked company greed' 2020-08-08 [Mirror]

PCS to launch ballot as Southbank Centre confirms cuts to redundancy pay for hundreds of staff 2020-08-08 [PCS]

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/08/beirut-explosion-lawless-world-international-shipping- 2020-08-08 [Guardian]

TUC urges employers to keep workers safe as temperatures soar above 30degC 2020-08-08 [TUC]

Firefighters pay tribute to the victims of Beirut explosion 2020-08-08 [FBU]

Health and social care must both be public 2020-08-08 [Workers' liberty]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

6-08-1914 The Labour Leader, the newspaper of the Independent Labour Party, publishes an anti-war appeal to workers. [more]

8-08-1920 The country sees large 'citizen demonstrations' against intervention in Soviet Russia. [more]

8-08-1842 Thousands of mill and factory workers across Lancashire walk out in support of the People's Charter. [more]

9-08-1920 The TUC and the Labour Party agree to move a resolution for a general strike if Britain declares war on Soviet Russia. [more]

11-08-1917 LAbour politician Arthur Henderson resigns from the war cabinet over its refusal to allow workers' representatives to attend the Stockholm peace conference. [more]

12-08-1933 London taxi drivers go on strike against the wishes of their union. [more]

13-08-1889 The beginning of the great dockers strike [more]

16-08-1819 Yeoman attack a crowd gathered in MAnchester to demand parliamentary reform, in what becomes known as the Peterloo Massacre. [more]

23-08-1976 Fifty workers at the Grunwick film processing plant in north west London go on strike for the right to join a trade union. [more]