Monthly Archives: March 2020

Construction: Unite writes to Taoiseach seeking site closure to help halt spread of COVID-19

Construction: Unite writes to Taoiseach seeking site closure to help halt spread of COVID-19 Union says social distancing and hygiene measures cannot be observed Letter calls for workers’ incomes to be protected Trade union Unite, which represents construction workers throughout … Continue reading

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A thousand workers walkout at Moy Park site at Seagoe in Portadown after company profits are put before safety

Unite proposals to secure health and safety protections rejected by bosses, leads to spontaneous walk out by workers   Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that there had been a mass walkout of workers at Moy Park at Seagoe, Portadown:    “Up … Continue reading

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Workers walk off ABP site in Lurgan over concerns over Covid-19 measures

Where workers are deemed essential every possible measure should be taken and enforced to protect them Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer called on government to act to protect workers.   “Approximately 80 employees at ABP Meats in Lurgan who are … Continue reading

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NI Executive must act to extend income guarantee to self-employed construction workers and shut down non-essential works

  Unite the union backs Construction Employers’ Federation call for closure of all non-essential construction sites but demands concurrent protection for workers   Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, called on Executive Ministers in Stormont to extend protections to workers in the … Continue reading

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Stormont must extend income guarantee to self-employed to protect private hire taxi drivers 

Taxi drivers face pauperisation from depot-rent and car-rent charges at time of sharp downturn in fares   Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the Ministers in the Stormont Executive to intervene to extend the Coronavirus income guarantee to … Continue reading

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