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

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

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

The Guardian view on key workers: applause is not enough 2020-03-31 [The Guardian]

Union outrage as company that failed to pay cleaners is awarded new coronavirus hospital contract 2020-03-29 [Union News]

Coronavirus: Government to pay up to 80% of workers' wages 2020-03-27 [BBC]

Win! Bexley waste collection workers secure guaranteed sick pay after strike 2020-03-24 [Union News]

Cleaners at London hospital walk out after contractor fails to pay wages 2020-03-15 [The Guardian]

Cleaners in coronavirus-hit London hospital walk out after private contractor fails to pay wages 2020-03-13 [GMB]

Cleaners at coronavirus-hit London hospital walk out after private contractor fails to pay wages 2020-03-12 [GMB]

Parade and performance in Dorchester to honour Tolpuddle Martyrs 2020-03-05 [Echo]

New film hears voices from Miners' Strike 2020-03-03 [BBC]

South Western Railway strike dates confirmed for March 2020-02-26 [BBC]

Bakerloo Line: Tube warning as drivers go on strike 2020-02-21 [BBC]

Wirral residents facing piles of rubbish as bin workers prepare to strike 2020-02-16 [Unite the union]

Liverpool warehouse workers receive inflation busting pay increas 2020-02-13 [Unite the union]

‘Sick and tired’ London bus drivers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action 2020-02-11 [Unite the union]

TSSA welcomes Woolwich Ferry insourcing 2020-02-11 [TSSA]

Cambridgeshire jam maker in contracts’ row 2020-02-08 [Unite the union]

Dispute at Felixstowe docks over outsourcing has been settled, says Unite 2020-02-08 [Unite the union]

Bakerloo line strike: Tube workers to stage two 24-hour walkouts due to 'intolerable' levels of stress 2020-02-07 [Evening Standard]

Exhausted London bus drivers facing race to the bottom as ballot for action to take place 2020-02-04 [Unite the union]

Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after reporter ban 2020-02-03 [The Guardian]

Workers at Lear Corporation in Sunderland win campaign for trade union rights 2020-02-02 [Northern Echo]

GMB warns over 'dither and delay' on Appledore 2020-02-02 [GMB]

Transport for London workers to strike over paltry pay 2020-01-27 [Unite the union]

Strikes at Coventry University this week 2020-01-27 [UCU]

Woolwich Ferry staff to strike for two days in pay dispute 2020-01-27 [Unite the union]

Free parking for Hackney residents on cards when parking wardens strike over pay and safety 2020-01-26 [Unite the union]

Police branches welcome new maternity support 2020-01-26 [UNISON]

South Western Railway guards vote for more strikes 2020-01-24 [BBC]

RMT demands immediate action on violence against London transport staff 2020-01-23 [RMT]

TSSA Accepts London Underground Pay Offer 2020-01-23 [TSSA]

South Western Railway - RMT today slammed the government for its total cop out 2020-01-22 [RMT]

Heathrow baggage could disappear into a void as baggage handlers strike over pay 2020-01-17 [Unite the union]

Liverpool mail strike called off after company concedes deal 2020-01-17 [CWU]

Sheerness Docks strike off after GB Terminals drivers accept pay offer 2020-01-16 [Unite the union]

Cops arrest trade unions lawyer on the picket line 2020-01-15 [Morning Star]

Metropolitan Police to face legal action after unlawfully detaining barrister during lawful strike at St. George’s University 2020-01-14 [uvw union]

South East 999 call mergers 'unsafe and unsustainable' 2020-01-09 [FBU]

Hackney school bus staff dispute ends with pay and agency worker win 2020-01-08 [Unite the union]

RMT Rail Gourmet workers at Paddington depot to strike again 2020-01-08 [RMT]

Arriva Rail London is pressing ahead with cuts to ticket office hours across the London Overground network 2020-01-07 [RMT]

Bradford council’s offer to protect libraries and museum service given cautious welcome by Unite 2020-01-07 [Unite the union]

New London electric bus sound could pose dangers warns Unite 2020-01-07 [Unite the union]

Demonstrate for peace in the Middle East 2020-01-07 [PCS]

South Western Railway faces fresh wave of strikes in new year 2019-12-31 [The Guardian]

Skilled Maintainers' picket line at Gosforthr 2019-12-22 [RMT]

M25 facing January gridlock as highways maintenance workers ballot for strikes in pay dispute 2019-12-21 [Unite the union]

Tyne and Wear network brought to a halt by two-day strike 2019-12-21 [chroniclelive]

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]