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Coronavirus: Judges appeal over government furlough scheme 2020-05-25 [BBC]

Coronavirus: HGV drivers 'losing work' over health assessments 2020-05-24 [BBC]

Return to school will be 'complex and challenging' 2020-05-23 [Irish News]

Wrightbus announces Ballymena redundancies as it looks to secure its future 2020-05-22 [Belfast Telegraph]

Unions give a cautious welcome to Education Minister's timetable for schools 2020-05-22 [Belfast Telegraph]

Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop 2020-05-21 [EFJ]

Northern Ireland unites against threats to journalists 2020-05-21 [EFJ]

PTSD 'could rise by 70%' amongst healthcare staff working with COVID-19 patients 2020-05-21 [Q Belfast]

Reopening of schools ‘likely to be staged and difficult’, warns teaching union 2020-05-21 [Belfast Telegraph]

Northern Ireland unites against threats to journalists 2020-05-20 [NUJ]

Threats against journalists condemned 2020-05-20 [RTÉ]

Coronavirus: Speech therapists 'face uphill battle for PPE' 2020-05-19 [BBC]

Coronavirus updates: Safety of staff is 'non-negotiable', says economy minister after 15 further deaths 2020-05-16 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: council votes to furlough 370 staff 2020-05-15 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Queen's University Belfast to furlough up to 200 staff 2020-05-15 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Plan to have care workers sleep overnight in homes for a week at a time ‘not scuppered by unions’ 2020-05-14 [Belfast News Letter]

Workers 'need clarity' about lifting lockdown plan, says union leader 2020-05-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

Businesses express 'relief' over extension of furlough scheme 2020-05-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus outbreak among staff at hospital 2020-05-13 [BBC]

Coronavirus death at Moy Park: unions demand action 2020-05-12 [FoodManufacture.co.uk]

Coronavirus: Councils should retain staff, say MLAs 2020-05-12 [BBC]

Union's safety fears for coronavirus-hit Tyrone meat plant 2020-05-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

'Confusing and a nonsense...' politicians and unions reject PM's mixed messaging about coronavirus lockdown 2020-05-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

NUJ condemns vile threat to newspapers 2020-05-08 [NUJ]

Sunday Life and Sunday World Journalists warned of UDA threats 2020-05-09 [BBC]

Councils set to furlough more workers 2020-05-08 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Translink furlough saving of £30m 'just dangerous fantasy' 2020-05-07 [Belfast Telegraph]

End wages support gradually to help tourism and hospitality, says NIO minister 2020-05-07 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Job scheme 'should be extended for airport staff' 2020-05-06 [BBC]

Teachers warn of ‘catastrophic’ surge in infections if schools are allowed to open 2020-05-05 [Belfast News Letter]

Security concerns make PSNI and jail staff wary of using coronavirus phone app 2020-05-05 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Private care home sick pay 'a scandal' 2020-05-05 [BBC]

Over 500 police officers off work with stress in during the past year 2020-05-04 [Belfast Telegraph]

Minister's midwifery and nurse number boost 'step in right direction to addressing chronic staff shortages' 2020-05-04 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Health officials urged to disclose how many staff displaying symptoms 2020-05-04 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Family frustrated over key worker childcare scheme 2020-05-03 [BBC]

Antrim and Newtownabbey council defers decision on some job cuts 2020-05-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

‘Consideration’ being given to furloughing some Translink staff – minister 2020-04-30 [Belfast Telegraph]

Talks continue over plans to cut council staff 2020-04-30 [BBC]

Coronavirus threat to 10,000 jobs in agri-food industry, warns minister 2020-04-30 [Belfast Telegraph]

Man who quit Domino's Pizza job over bug fears brands firm reckless 2020-04-29 [Belfast Telegraph]

BMA chair says coronavirus life assurance scheme pledge an 'insult' to frontline workers 2020-04-29 [Belfast Telegraph]

Health and social care staff receive 3.3% pay rise 2020-04-29 [Employee Benefits]

Union criticises 'disgraceful' plans to axe 73 Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council jobs due to pandemic 2020-04-29 [Belfast Telegraph]

Stormont in call for public to support International Workers’ Memorial Day tribute 2020-04-28 [Q Belfast]

£6.5 million boost for nursing homes in Covid-19 battle 2020-04-27 [Belfast News Letter]

NIE Networks union vows it will fight 20% pay cuts for power workers 2020-04-27 [Belfast News Letter]

MLA criticises Caterpillar for requesting that its staff return to work 2020-04-25 [Belfast Telegraph]

Teachers agree new pay deal to end dispute 2020-04-24 [BBC]

Coronavirus: 1,300 permanent lay-offs in tourism sector 2020-04-22 [BBC]

This month in labour history

4-05-1926 For the first and so far only time in British history, the TUC calls millions of workers out in a general strike, in support of coal miners. [more]

5-05-1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and revolutionary socialist, is born. [more]

10-05-1920 Dockers refused to load arms shipments to be used by White armies in Russia. [more]

14-05-1771 Socialist philanthropist Robert Owen is born [more]

30-05-1984 Miners leader Arthur Scargill, along with 81 other pickets, is arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. [more]