Monthly Archives: November 2020

Queens University must avail of eleventh hour opportunity to furlough students union workers to avoid escalating campaign for wage justice

HMRC officials stand ready to receive application from Queens to furlough and backdate payments for student union workers ahead of midnight deadline Unite legal department letter highlights that HMRC guidelines have been changed to remove any impediment to use of … Continue reading

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Disgraceful Queens University decision leaves zero-hours workers facing impoverishment

Official University response to collective grievance offers no hope to workers, 45 percent of whom have had to lost their accommodation due to financial hardship Unite Hospitality organiser, Neil Moore, blasted the response of Queens University to a collective grievance … Continue reading

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Workers’ expertise critical to improving road safety

Driving instructors and motor mechanics make submissions to RSA November 23rd: Unite members working as driving instructors and motor mechanics have made submissions to the Road Safety Authority’s public consultation on the Government’s Road Safety Strategy 2021 – 2030. Commenting, … Continue reading

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New look Unite the Union Champions Cup to be played in 2021

November 20th: The Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Football Association have announced an expanded Unite the Union Champions Cup format for 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the 2020 tournament. The new format will see … Continue reading

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Workers at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council set first day of strike action for Thursday 3rd December

All four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, agree first twenty-four hour action to defend pay and conditions In a joint trade union side statement, workforce representatives laid the blame for the ‘regrettable’ industrial dispute at the feet … Continue reading

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