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Coronavirus: Health and Safety Executive working with south Antrim businesses ‘to protect staff’ 2020-04-03 [Larne Times]

Teachers demand clarity on how to keep children and staff safe 2020-04-03 [Irish News]

Sub teachers seeking urgent pay clarity 2020-04-03 [Irish News]

Coronavirus: 17,000 jobs to be furloughed 2020-04-03 [BBC]

Low-paid workers to benefit as minimum wages increase 2020-04-01 [Irish News]

Coronavirus: Health and safety chief defends approach amid surge in complaints from workers 2020-04-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus poses new threat to local newspapers 2020-03-30 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Volunteers requested to help schools stay open 2020-03-30 [BBC]

Food processing sector must keep going during virus outbreak, minister says 2020-03-27 [Belfast Telegraph]

Ministers urge companies and workers to put safety first 2020-03-28 [Causeway Coast Community News]

Coronavirus: Workers walk out over 'lack of social distancing' 2020-03-27 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Schools 'may open over Easter holidays' for key workers' children 2020-03-26 [BBC]

Coronavirus: 'Staff walk out at Moy Park over safety concerns' 2020-03-25 [BBC]

Some 1,000 Moy Park staff walk out over Covid-19 working conditions 2020-03-25 [Irish Times]

Coronavirus: Minister says schools must cater for key workers 2020-03-21 [BBC]

All schools to close from Monday 2020-03-19 [Irish Times]

Coronavirus: Teaching unions ‘implore’ ministers to set date for school closures 2020-03-18 [Derry Journal]

Coronavirus: Pregnant teachers and students should not attend school 2020-03-18 [BBC]

Union's fears for staff and patients over Four Seasons restructuring 2020-03-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

Health unions vote to accept government pay offer 2020-02-25 [BBC]

 VIDEO Derry workers' charter will target bad employers, say trade unionists 2020-02-25 [The Journal]

Almost 1,800 manufacturing jobs lost in 2019: report 2020-02-18 [Belfast Telegraph]

Strike action paused at Allied Bakeries for ballot after company makes improved offer 2020-02-17 [Unite]

Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries 2020-02-17 [FoodManufacture.co.uk]

Bakery workers claim strike could disrupt Pancake Tuesday 2020-02-16 [irishtimes.com]

NUJ concern at Derry court protests 2020-02-15 [NUJ]

Belfast bakery strike may lead to pancake shortage in UK for Shrove Tuesday 2020-02-10 [Belfast Telegraph]

Teaching unions hit out at proposals to introduce mandatory autism training 2020-02-07 [Belfast Telegraph]

PSNI chief says force plans to attract new recruits from more diverse backgrounds 2020-02-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

Migrant salary threshold 'should be the same across UK' 2020-01-28 [BBC]

Almost £20m reallocated to help pay teachers' wages 2020-01-28 [Irish News]

 VIDEO Civil servants stage protest over pay 2020-01-26 [BBC]

Crane Co factory closure: 63 jobs to be lost over next two years, union says 2020-01-23 [BBC]

Crane Co factory closure could lead to Belfast job losses 2020-01-22 [BBC]

Health unions thank public as industrial action is suspended 2020-01-17 [BBC]

Unions to consider £30m Stormont pay offer 2020-01-15 [BBC]

Health minister makes £30m pay offer 2020-01-14 [BBC]

Executive to solve health workers’ industrial action 2020-01-14 [irishtimes.com]

New health minister to meet unions over pay dispute 2020-01-12 [BBC]

Health strike: NI nurses and other staff take fresh action 2020-01-10 [BBC]

Striking nurses vow to continue walkouts as healthcare crisis escalates 2020-01-09 [Irish News]

Teachers, civil servants and nurses may co-ordinate devastating strikes 2020-01-08 [Belfast Telegraph]

Health strike: Trust chiefs warn of 'intense strain' 2020-01-08 [BBC]

Health strike: RCN nurses in second day's strike 2020-01-08 [BBC]

Thousands of nurses in second day of strike action 2020-01-08 [RTÉ]

Midwives in NI to vote on industrial action 2020-01-07 [BBC]

Northern Ireland health sector facing week of disruption as more strikes confirmed 2020-01-06 [Belfast Telegraph]

Midwives in NI to vote on industrial action 2020-01-06 [BBC]

Latest wave of strike action by NI healthcare workers to take place next week 2020-01-04 [Irish News]

Benefits delays feared as staff strike over pay 2019-12-31 [Belfast Live]

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]