Monthly Archives: July 2014

Union campaign pays dividends for Murphy International workers

Workers benefit by up to €200 per week July 13th: Unite members in conjunction with their colleagues in the TEEU in Limerick-based engineering company Murphy International have seen their pay packets swell by up to €200 per week as the … Continue reading

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Presentations delivered at Unite wages seminar, July 10th

July 11th:  We’ve uploaded a number of presentations from yesterday’s seminar Ireland needs a pay rise: Wage floors and economic recovery, held yesterday (July 10th) in the Matt Merrigan Hall.  The programme is available for download here.

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Unite seminar hears arguments for wage-led recovery

July 10th: Speakers at Unite’s seminar on wages today examined the different components needed to generate a wage-led recovery. Opening the seminar – entitled Ireland needs a Pay Rise: Wage floors and economic recovery – Congress General Secretary David Begg … Continue reading

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NI Local Authority workers take action to secure a Living Wage

Local Government now a ‘low pay employer’ says union leader July 9th: Unite members across Northern Ireland’s local authorities will take strike action tomorrow (Thursday July 10th) following an overwhelming vote for the action by Unite members in England, Wales … Continue reading

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300,000 workers earning below hourly Living Wage

Jimmy Kelly warns that poverty pay is delaying economic recovery July 6th: In its latest Economic Comment, trade union Unite today revealed that around 300,000 workers – or one in five – earn below the hourly Living Wage of €11.45 … Continue reading

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