Monthly Archives: September 2015

Employment Tribunal finds in favour of Dunnes Stores worker denied union representation

Unite Legal Services victory results in Coleraine worker being awarded £400 compensation  September 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Philip Oakes, welcomed the decision of the Tribunal which found that Dunnes stores had breached the legislation twice: “Unite Legal Services took this … Continue reading

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Lidl must adopt Fair Play, Fair Pay policy for NI workers

Unite challenges Lidl statement that they pay all workers Northern Ireland a living wage of £7.85 September 23rd: Unite Regional Officer, Susan Fitzgerald, challenged Lidl on its policy of paying Northern Ireland workers less than the £8.20 an hour it … Continue reading

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Cuts to funding for Translink services threatening passenger safety

Unite driver suspended after refusing to drive unsafe vehicle after engineering management ignores danger posed by worn tyres Union posts photographic evidence of tyres deemed ‘safe’ by cash-strapped Management September 22nd: Unite Regional Officer, Davy McMurray, has called on Translink … Continue reading

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Unite: Use bank bailout repayments to fund emergency housing programme

Proposal comes as latest figures show soaring number of homeless families September 21st: Commenting on new figures showing that the number of homeless families has risen by 76% since the start of the year, Unite’s Ireland Secretary Jimmy Kelly today called … Continue reading

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Unite to meet workers over union’s response to Lidl pay offer insult

Union members want to know why Lidl is discriminating against workers based in Northern Ireland Living Wage rate is a bare minimum for workers and is UK-wide outside London September 18th: Ireland Secretary for Unite, Jimmy Kelly, rounded on Lidl … Continue reading

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