Monthly Archives: July 2016

“Insulting” Minimum Wage increase would widen inequality gap

Unite says 10 cent increase means real pay cut after inflation Low Pay Commission recommendation does not take account of soaring profits July 19th: Trade union Unite today slammed what it termed an “insulting” recommendation by the Low Pay Commission, … Continue reading

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Ministerial u-turn on pay for healthcare workers in face of industrial ballot threat

Decision a victory for common sense which will provide relief to low paid health care workers Announcement comes as UNITE and UNISON unions were initiating ballots on industrial action July 19th: Kevin McAdam, Unite lead officer with responsibility for Health … Continue reading

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Call for NI Executive to match JTI Legacy fund for Ballymena

Union welcomes follow-through by corporation following cessation of production at their Ballymena site July 19th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer welcomed the confirmation that Japan Tobacco International (JTI) will provide a £5 million legacy fund for Ballymena as it … Continue reading

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Unite condemns petrol bomb attack on bus, services to Lagmore View suspended

Drivers not prepared to continue bus services to area following apparently targeted petrol bomb attack July 11th: Michael Dornan, Unite chair for Metro drivers, has confirmed workers are refusing to provide bus services to the Lagmore View area of Belfast … Continue reading

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Waterford Airport workers set for industrial action after unilateral hours cut

Ground staff and firefighters’ hours slashed by nearly half Workers denied entrance to airport this morning July 11th: Unite today  announced that workers at Waterford Regional Airport have voted to take industrial action after the airport’s management decided unilaterally to … Continue reading

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