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Harland and Wolff: 'Positive talks' over shipyard future 2019-08-16 [BBC]

Belfast Workers Seize Shipyard That Built the Titanic, Plan to Make Renewable Energy 2019-08-15 [Vice]

Leases on Harland and Wolff site limit redevelopment options 2019-08-14 [Irish Times]

Ambulance crisis: Getting by 'on a wing and a prayer' 2019-08-12 [BBC]

Harland and Wolff: former minister calls for imaginative thinking 2019-08-12 [BBC]

Ambulance crew shortage: Second ROI ambulance crew drafted in 2019-08-11 [BBC]

Government must come up with rescue plan for Harland and Wolff shipyard, says TUC 2019-08-07 [TUC]

Boris Johnson urged to step in or risk betraying Harland and Wolff workers 2019-08-06 [Unite the union]

Boris Johnson must back Harland and Wolff workers 2019-08-06 [GMB]

Northern Ireland shipyard workers occupy yard that built the Titanic 2019-08-05 [IndustriALL]

Harland and Wolff unions believe shipyard should be renationalised 2019-08-04 [irishtimes.com]

Fire Service cutting crews over budget pressures 2019-08-03 [BBC]

Harland and Wolff: Council to hold emergency meeting 2019-08-01 [BBC]

Doctors warn pension tax puts pressure on health service 2019-08-01 [BBC]

SAFTU in solidarity with workers occupying the Harland and Wolff shipyard to save jobs and skills! 2019-07-31 [SAFTU]

Mass protest over sale of Titanic' shipyard Harland and Wolf 2019-07-31 [GMB]

Nurses set to vote on strike action over pay and conditions 2019-07-30 [Belfast Telegraph]

Health trusts pay £43m in five years to just one nursing provider 2019-07-30 [Belfast Telegraph]

Administration at Harland and Wolff postponed, worker tells rally 2019-07-30 [Belfast Telegraph]

Harland and Wolff shipyard crisis 'is a commercial issue' 2019-07-30 [BBC]

Northern unions call for Boris Johnson to nationalise Harland & Wolff 2019-07-29 [Irish Times]

Civil servants strike over pay and conditions 2019-07-26 [BBC]

Unions call for PM to nationalise Harland & Wolff 2019-07-25 [Irish Times]

Principals may ballot for industrial action over education 'crisis' 2019-07-25 [Belfast Telegraph]

Civil servants set for one-day strike over pay and conditions 2019-07-25 [Belfast Telegraph]

Wrightbus seeks new investor amid union concerns 2019-07-24 [Irish Times]

Wrightbus: MP calls for government to help Ballymena bus company 2019-07-24 [BBC]

Titanic builder Harland and Wolff on the cusp of closing, unions warn 2019-07-23 [Irish Times]

Linwoods: 70 jobs to go in Armagh bakery closure 2019-07-23 [BBC]

Secretary of State urged to act on ‘crisis hit’ education system 2019-07-22 [Belfast Telegraph]

Sex discrimination: Teacher settles case for £5,000 2019-07-17 [BBC]

Employment rate rises to record high 2019-07-16 [BBC]

Civil servant ‘offended by portrait of the Queen got £10,000 compensation’ 2019-07-12 [Belfast News Letter]

Holiday pay ruling: PSNI to appeal Court ruling 2019-07-10 [BBC]

Former Northern Ireland president suspended from teachers' union executive 2019-07-03 [BBC]

Nurses take pay parity campaign to Whitehall 2019-06-28 [Nursing Times]

NASUWT former president excluded after speaking out 2019-06-28 [Schools Week]

Ulster University review identifies governance failings 2019-06-28 [BBC]

Concerns for Bombardier workers as plane maker sells jet programme 2019-06-26 [Irish News]

Belfast solicitor wins £273k in equal pay case 2019-06-26 [BBC]

George Best Hotel staff offered redundancy packages 2019-06-25 [BBC]

Holiday pay: former minister 'not second guessing' decision 2019-06-24 [BBC]

Council with worst sick record 'will tackle issue' 2019-06-19 [Belfast Telegraph]

PSNI faces £40m holiday pay bill after losing legal battle 2019-06-17 [ITV News]

Desperate medics threaten court action over bosses' 15-year failure to evaluate pay bands 2019-06-17 [BelfastLive]

Housing Executive admit to prioritising online services with threat of local office closures 2019-06-15 [Armagh I]

Inez McCormack-a remarkable life of achievement against the odds 2019-06-13 [Derry Now]

Teachers pay dispute: 'Agreement reached' to end industrial action 2019-06-13 [BBC]

Journalists finally collect Loughinisland documents from PSNI station 2019-06-05 [Irish News]

Police drop case after court vindicates Belfast journalists 2019-06-04 [NUJ]

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]