Monthly Archives: March 2020

Food production workers will not allow themselves to become the collateral damage of the Northern Ireland Executive’s failure to enforce infection control

NIFDA industry guidance is welcome but now must be converted into action in all workplaces   Unite Regional officer for the Food sector including employers such as Moy Park, Sean McKeever, welcomed the new industry guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Food & … Continue reading

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Construction: Unite urges employers to engage with Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

Retaining workers in employment will protect individuals, families and business Government must take further measures on housing costs to protect living standards March 30th: Following the Government’s effective closure of non-essential construction sites, trade union Unite – which represents construction … Continue reading

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Unite welcomes effective closure of non-essential construction sites to help halt COVID-19 spread

Focus must now turn to protecting workers’ incomes and precarious workers March 28th: Unite, which represents construction workers throughout Ireland, today (Saturday) welcomed the confirmation this morning by Minister Simon Harris that non-essential construction sites are being effectively closed as … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and your Rights as a Worker – UPDATED 26 March 2020

Frequently Asked Questions – Updated 26 March 2020 The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency is evolving rapidly and Unite will be updating our advice as dictated by circumstances.  Unite is endeavouring to maintain our service to members during this unprecedented health emergency. … Continue reading

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Sixty workers refuse to start at Linden Foods site in Dungannon, demand immediate talks with management over Coronavirus infection control measures

Total absence of social distancing measures on boning line, in canteen and at entry and exit points   Brian Hewitt, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Linden Foods in Dungannon who was contacted by workers after they walked out this morning … Continue reading

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