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Low-paid UCL workers celebrate UNISON-brokered pay deal 2019-10-22 [UNISON]

Greenwich council housing repair workers to strike for five days over new pay structure 2019-10-22 [Unite the union]

ISS staff win London Living Wage at BEIS after months of indefinite strike action 2019-10-22 [PCS]

Bradford library and museum strike ‘solid’, 2019-10-21 [Unite the union]

Arriva's Northern Rail - terminate the contract and bring the whole service into public ownership 2019-10-21 [RMT]

Northern Renationalisation Sounds Death Knell For Private Railways 2019-10-16 [TSSA]

Len McCluskey attacks hardline Lincolnshire council over ‘divide and rule’ jobs move 2019-10-16 [Unite the union]

Unite and TfL join forces in anti-hate campaign as hate crime rises on London buses 2019-10-16 [Unite the union]

ASDA workers to hand bosses 23,000 strong petition during mass protest 2019-10-16 [GMB]

Councils in the North East will face £1.2bn funding gap by 2025 2019-10-16 [TUC]

Guards - RMT secures major breakthrough and suspends planned action as Merseyrail 2019-10-16 [RMT]

Derbyshire flooring workers to hold the first of 20 days of strike action 2019-10-15 [Unite the union]

Usdaw wins a breakthrough at JD Sports in Rochdale 2019-10-13 [USDAW]

Costain and Skanska accused of union busting and suppressing Crossrail Bond Street air quality concerns 2019-10-12 [Unite the union]

Picket outside TUC's Congress House in Thompsons dispute 2019-10-10 [GMB]

RMT exposes full scale of London ticket office closures 2019-10-10 [RMT]

Bootle anti-racist postal walkout ends after bosses use strikebreakers and injunction 2019-10-10 [Socialist Worker]

Bootle anti-racist postal walkout ends after bosses use strike breakers and injunction 2019-10-10 [Socialist Worker]

RMT suspends Tube industrial action due to start at midnight as union secures major victory over track noise 2019-10-09 [RMT]

Picket line pay victory in Hackney shift payments dispute over bussing disabled children to school 2019-10-09 [Unite the union]

UCL workers to decide on strike action over 'unjust' outsourcing 2019-10-09 [The Guardian]

Petition in support of striking staff at Nottingham College tops 1,200 signatures 2019-10-07 [UCU]

Former Thomas Cook worker’s 200 mile trek for justice to end in Westminster 2019-10-05 [Unite the union]

HS2 headquarters in Birmingham to be targeted in latest Unite anti-union busting demo 2019-10-05 [Unite the union]

Unite’s response over Crossrail Bond Street health fears 2019-10-05 [Unite the union]

Outsourced North West workers win statutory recognition 2019-10-05 [UNISON]

Caterers at BEIS win London Living Wage in landmark victory 2019-10-05 [PCS]

Unite calls for urgent talks over possible closure of INEOS plant on Teesside 2019-10-04 [Unite the union]

Unofficial post walkout in Merseyside in anti-racist solidarity with Muslim worker 2019-10-03 [Socialist Worker]

Nissan could drop UK Qashqai production in no-deal Brexit - Employs 7000 2019-10-02 [Guardian]

RMT launches fresh campaign to halt London Overground ticket office hour changes 2019-10-02 [RMT]

Nottingham strike ballot after postman ‘fired for complaining’ 2019-10-02 [CWU]

Thomas Cook workers to protest at Conservative conference in Manchester 2019-09-27 [Unite the union]

GMB welcomes developments on future of Appledore Shipyard 2019-09-27 [GMB]

Austerity and privatization by consective governments led to Grenfell tragedy, says fire union 2019-09-25 [Independent]

Government must act to save Tees Valley jobs as Sirius Mineral workers face layoffs 2019-09-24 [Unite the union]

30,000 sign petition against Devon and Somerset fire cuts 2019-09-20 [FBU]

Usdaw campaigns outside Worcester M and S 2019-09-19 [USDAW]

Firefighters win campaign to halt cuts in South Yorkshire 2019-09-18 [FBU]

Whitehall department strike grows as workers demand living wage 2019-09-07 [THE GUARDIAN]

'No Way' To HS2 Delay - Cortes For more info 2019-09-03 [TSSA]

Herts County Council highways workers vote to strike over new contracts 2019-09-03 [Bishop's Stortford Independent]

Disruption continues as South Western rail strike enters fourth day 2019-09-02 [The Guardian]

Greenwich council bosses to downgrade call-out service for vulnerable residents 2019-08-31 [Unite the union]

RMT members united and determined to protect passenger safety 2019-08-31 [RCN]

Workers at Heathrow secure inflation beating pay deal 2019-08-29 [Unite the union]

Central and Victoria Lines strike action by Train Operators suspended 2019-08-29 [RMT]

Great support for Stockport Universal Credit strike 2019-08-28 [PCS]

Week-long strike by Lincolnshire health visitors, as bosses ‘starve’ them of pay rises 2019-08-28 [Unite the union]

Sheffield's Ambrose Shardlow workers appeal for missing trade union banner 2019-08-26 [The Morning Star]

This month in labour history

4-10-1936 At Cable Street, London, thousands of trade unionists, socialists and communists throw up barricades to block the British Union of Fascists from marching through the Jewish neighbourhoods of the East End. [more]

6-10-1913 The conference of the Miners Federation passes a motion in favour of a general strike in Britain to support Dublin's locked out workers, with only one vote against. [more]

25-10-1895 Socialist and feminist Edith Lanchester captured by her family and institutionalised for opposing the institution of marriage [more]