Monthly Archives: May 2019

UK and Ireland-wide survey confirms scale of workplace problems in Northern Ireland’s community and voluntary sector

Survey of more than 2,500 working in the sector confirms stress, low-pay, management bullying are leading to low staff morale and mental health challenges Unite Equalities Officer, Taryn Trainor, called for workers in the community and voluntary sector to join … Continue reading

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Peter Mark abolishes new training fee following Unite campaign

Workers to receive entitlements backdated to March 4th Victory comes on eve of Unite conference  May 12th Unite, which represents workers in the hairdressing sector, today (Sunday) welcomed Peter Mark’s decision to abolish a new ‘training fee’ which the chain … Continue reading

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Unite warns costs may cancel out modest wage gains for construction and electrical workers

May 10th: Extending a cautious welcome for Minister Pat Breen’s decision to approve new minimum pay rates for construction and electrical contracting workers recommended by the Labour Court, trade union Unite warned that what Regional Officer for Construction Tom Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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New all-island Champions Cup to focus on communities

All sponsorship money to go to local clubs and community events May 9th: Unite today (Thursday) announced its sponsorship of a new   ‘Unite the Union Champions Cup’. This three year sponsorship will see a two-legged play off (home and away) … Continue reading

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Derry and Strabane city deal will be judged ultimately on the decent jobs it delivers

Union issues call for investment to be directed at manufacturing sector, education and skills development Unite Regional Officer, Liam Gallagher, issued the following reaction on behalf of his union to the recently announced Derry and Strabane city deal. “We welcome … Continue reading

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