Monthly Archives: November 2016

Industrial action suspended at Saica and Smurfit-Kappa to allow for further negotiations on a two-year pay deal

Work-to-rule and strike action suspended for twenty-eight days as management return to negotiations November 24th:  Confirming that unions representing members in Confederation of Paper Industries employers, including Saica and Smurfit-Kappa in Northern Ireland, have decided to suspend industrial action scheduled … Continue reading

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CityJet: Unite defers industrial action on foot of WRC proposal

November 23rd: Unite, which represents pilots working for Dublin-based airline CityJet, this evening announced that it is deferring the strike action scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) following talks at the Workplace Relations Commission and the subsequent issuing of a proposal which … Continue reading

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Industrial action to proceed at Saica and Smurfit-Kappa in Warrenpoint and Lurgan

Strike action likely to disrupt packaging supplies to Amazon and other suppliers Combined sectoral management blame Brexit for rejecting ‘reasonable’ pay claim November 23rd: Speaking ahead of an overtime ban commencing and a first twenty-four hour strike at packaging companies … Continue reading

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CityJet: Thursday strike set to go ahead if no progress made at WRC

Action first in series of 13 full-day stoppages November 22nd: Unite, which represents pilots working for the Dublin-based airline CityJet, today announced that it has accepted an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission to attend talks ahead of the strike … Continue reading

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Trussell Trust figures expose NI Executive’s failure to adopt Living Wage and protect those on benefits

Numbers dependent on emergency food aid in Northern Ireland surges by 43.1% Northern Ireland figures demonstrate failure to address poverty pay and growth of ‘just about managing’ households November 21st: Speaking in response to figures released by the Trussell Trust … Continue reading

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