Labour would scrap trade union laws barring workers in the UK from taking industrial action in solidarity with their counterparts in other countries, the shadow chancellor has announced.
A further union has voted to reject a £350 million local government pay deal and move towards strike action.
Offshore workers have voted to take industrial action in a dispute over pay.
A new policy that bans council workers from smoking during working hours has been branded "tantamount to bullying".
Union leaders are bound for Canada for a showdown with the new owners of Fife fabrication group BiFab.