Monthly Archives: December 2020

Employers must put in place plans now to encourage mass uptake of Covid-19 vaccines by their workforces

Businesses need to provide paid release to workers to access appointments and commence engagement with Translink now on transport plans for mass workplace vaccination drives While Unite the union encourages broadest possible uptake of vaccine by public, it is vital … Continue reading

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Queens University workers hold socially-distanced protests as campaign for wage justice intensifies

Unite reiterates that contrary to QUB excuses, its legal advice confirms their members working in the Students Union are eligible for furlough payments On a day when a number of socially-distanced protests in support of Students’ union workers were held … Continue reading

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Workers at logistics giant Dachser to down tools next Thursday

Stoppage follows company refusal to implement Labour Court recommendation December 3rd: Trade union Unite, which represents members working for German logistics giant Dachser (formerly Johnston Logistics) in Rathcoole, has announced that workers will be taking strike action from Thursday December … Continue reading

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Strike action to proceed at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council as last minute talks collapse after management fail to address workers’ pay equality

Members of all four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, forced into picket lines from 6am tomorrow In a joint trade union side statement and ahead of the industrial action, workforce representatives laid the blame for the ‘avoidable’ … Continue reading

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