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Unite statement on Heathrow ballot 2019-08-16 [Unite the union]

Gloucestershire MoD asbestos scandal deepens as Unite demands answers and worker support 2019-08-15 [Unite the union]

North West petrol shortages and flight delays likely as Ellesmere Port tanker drivers prepare for strike action 2019-08-15 [Unite the union]

Hundreds of Matalan warehouse staff vote to strike over pay dispute 2019-08-13 [business-live]

GMB and MPs slam council plan to slash 250 jobs 2019-08-13 [GMB]

UNISON invites Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Grantham Hospital 'to see true extent of NHS cuts' 2019-08-12 [granthamjournal.co.uk]

Stockport Universal Credit centre workers set to strike 2019-08-10 [PCS]

MoD accused of exposing Gloucestershire guards to asbestos contamination 2019-08-08 [Unite the union]

Unite demanding urgent answers following MGT Teesside jobs cull 2019-08-08 [Unite the union]

Gatwick Airport strike: Security staff suspend walk out 2019-08-08 [BBC]

Gatwick security guards dispute suspended after improved pay offer 2019-08-07 [Unite the union]

Unite gains union recognition at Leicestershire sorting hub 2019-08-07 [Unite the union]

Lincolnshire health visitors step up pay campaign with more strikes and rallies planned 2019-08-06 [Unite the union]

Unite secures victory for ‘stolen weeks’ ESS MoD workers in Hampshire 2019-08-06 [Unite the union]

Tuesday’s Heathrow strike suspended as workers vote on improved pay offer 2019-08-06 [Unite the union]

Airport workers union suspends Heathrow strike 2019-08-05 [UPI]

Heathrow: strike action on Monday suspended as union talks continue 2019-08-05 [The Guardian]

RMT members standing firm on third day of action in fight for workplace justice on East Midlands Trains 2019-08-04 [RMT]

Mass Asda protest over ‘punitive’ contract as GMB registers official dispute 2019-08-04 [GMB]

Heathrow airport: strike action looms as talks continue 2019-08-04 [Guardian]

Urgent inquiry needed following Reading scaffold collapse 2019-08-02 [Unite the union]

Usdaw Members at JD Sports, Rochdale Fightback 2019-08-02 [USDAW]

Disruption on cards at Gatwick Airport as security workers vote to strike over poverty pay 2019-08-01 [Unite the union]

Unite praises London mayor’s ‘Good Work Standard’ as excellent first step 2019-08-01 [Unite the union]

RMT has confirmed that industrial action will go ahead tonight on Cross Country 2019-08-01 [RMT]

Strike threat by South Yorkshire bus drivers lifted as workers back new pay offer 2019-07-31 [Unite the union]

RMT announces additional East Midlands Trains strike as Stagecoach cut and run 2019-07-31 [RMT]

RMT confirms new strike dates in Merseyrail Guards' dispute 2019-07-31 [RMT]

Ninth round of Tube pay talks results in derisory improvement to LU offer 2019-07-28 [RMT]

LU Dispute - Pay and Conditions of Service 2019 2019-07-28 [TSSA]

RMT East Midlands Trains strike goes ahead 2019-07-26 [RMT]

Royal Mail workers strike for second day over bullying claims 2019-07-25 [Live]

Doncaster rail engineers balloted for strike action at the birthplace of the Flying Scotsman 2019-07-25 [Unite the union]

RMT secures renewed mandate for action in ballot on SWR 2019-07-24 [RMT]

Sellafield outsourced workers pay dispute end 2019-07-23 [BBC]

Heathrow Airport fire and rescue workers vote for strike action and join pay dispute 2019-07-23 [Unite the union]

Deliveroo riders strike back against cuts to shifts in London, Leeds and Nottingham 2019-07-22 [libcom.org]

RMT members standing firm in fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains 2019-07-20 [RMT]

Union leaders call for Ruskin College to withdraw threats of staff dismissal and drop charges against UCU reps 2019-07-17 [UCU]

Lincolnshire health visitors striking over ‘no pay rises’ and erosion of professional standards 2019-07-16 [Unite the union]

Resounding support from local MPs for striking ISS members in Bootle and Liverpool 2019-07-16 [PCS]

UCU members at Nottingham College announce mammoth 15 days of strike action 2019-07-15 [UCU]

Hereford and Worcester firefighters enter trade dispute with fire service employer 2019-07-14 [FBU]

Parliament Workers Face ‘Unacceptable’ Abuse, Report Says 2019-07-12 [NYTimes]

30th National Hazards Conference, 26 – 28 July 2019, Uni of Keele 2019-07-11 [hazardscampaign.org.uk]

RMT accuses Tube bosses of playing fast and loose in pay talks 2019-07-11 [RMT]

The 135th Durham Miners’ Gala will be held on Saturday 13th July 2019 2019-07-10 [durhamminers.org]

Join PCS at the Durham Miners’ Gala 13 July 2019-07-10 [PCS]

Unfair dismissal case over Brighton FC sackings 2019-07-10 [GMB]

Outsourced ISS workers to strike tomorrow on Hitachi/Great Western Railway 2019-07-08 [RMT]

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]