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Ed Miliband is heading for a showdown with trade union chiefs after he set out new plans to curb their influence over the Labour annual conference.

Unions call for national day of action over cuts

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Transport unions to discuss merger

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Labour policy will favour 'good' business

A future Labour government would reward "good" companies which seek long-term growth while imposing regulations on "bad" businesses which merely want to make a quick buck.

Rail signal workers cut proposed

Network Rail has started consulting on plans to drastically reduce the number of signal workers and signal boxes as part of a modernisation programme aimed at saving £250 million a year and improving punctuality.

Union boss Derek Simpson's £500,000 golden goodbye

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RMT union rejects new Tube pay offer

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Coastguard cutbacks scaled down

Two coastguard centres threatened with closure have won a shock reprieve - but one previously saved from the axe will be shut.

Safety warning as 1,000 fire jobs axed

More than 1,000 firefighters' jobs have been axed under the Government's "savage" spending cuts, with fresh losses in the pipeline, the service's main trade union says today.

Anger as Bombardier unveils 1,400 job cuts

Unions and opposition politicians yesterday called on the Government to give national interests higher priority after Britain's last train maker blamed missing out on a state contract for its decision to cut more than 1,400 jobs.

Greek MPs vote through cuts laws

Greece has staved off bankruptcy for now by voting through laws to enact an austerity package of tax rises, pay cuts and 150,000 public sector redundancies.

Video: Futher strikes 'possible' - Barber

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber says futher strikes could be a possibility.

379 Tube staff earn £100,000-plus

The number of staff at Transport for London earning over £100,000 a year has increased to 379, new figures showed today.

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