Monthly Archives: September 2013

NI University staff in strike ballot over ‘pay drought’

Unite members working in universities across Northern Ireland and the UK will be voting on whether to strike, following a five-year ‘pay drought’. Unite, the country’s largest union, said that its members’ real pay had been eroded by about 13 … Continue reading

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Unite reveals lowest-paid workers have suffered drop of nearly 10 per cent in take-home pay since 2007

Union calls for increase in National Minimum Wage, implementation of EU Part-Time Work Directive September 23rd: Trade union Unite today published figures showing that workers on the minimum wage have suffered a real pay cut of nearly 10 per cent … Continue reading

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CSO figures: Government must respond to crisis by ending cuts, kick-starting investment

Government’s economic management now in serious question Unite today (Thursday, September 19th) called on the Government to seize the opportunity provided by the forthcoming Budget and respond to the continuing economic crisis by ending spending cuts and kickstarting investment. Commenting … Continue reading

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A Budget 2014 primer: Series of NERI videos released

September 19th:  Tom Healy of the Nevin Economic Research Institute has recorded a series of short videos outlining the trade union movement’s perspective on Budget 2014 – and busting a few myths along the way.  As Tom said at the … Continue reading

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EBS: Strike averted as Unite and management resolve outstanding issues in eleventh-hour talks

September 17th: Trade union Unite today announced that talks last night at the Labour Relations Commission between the union and EBS management relating to a number of issues had proven successful, and that the threatened escalation of industrial action would … Continue reading

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