Monthly Archives: May 2021

Hovis talks end without success after management fails to deliver pay parity for Northern Ireland workforce

Picket lines to remain in force at Hovis’ Apollo Road site as bread shortages mount across retail outlets in Northern Ireland Unions invite Hovis management continue engagement through Labour Relations Agency with aim of resolving pay dispute Sean McKeever, Regional … Continue reading

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Hovis management must deliver pay parity for Northern Ireland workers to avert risk of widening bread shortages

Joint Unite-BFAWU picket lines ‘rock solid’ 24-7 as workers stand determined to win equal pay with British colleagues Hovis bread products increasingly absent from shelves across Northern Ireland stores as production stoppage enters fourth day Sean McKeever, Regional Officer for Unite … Continue reading

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Bread shortages in Northern Ireland likely this weekend as Hovis workers confirm all-out strike action to proceed

Management offer of a 3 percent pay increase rejected by workforce reps as it does not deliver on Northern Ireland workforce pay parity with Hovis workers in Great Britain Post-Brexit difficulties in marketplace as a result of red tape barriers … Continue reading

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Warnings of possibility of bread shortages in Northern Ireland as Unite members in Hovis vote overwhelmingly for strike action

Pickets set to be deployed at Hovis’ South Belfast site from 6am Friday May 14th with commencement of all-out strike action   Bread production workers who are seeking a 10 percent pay increase, vote with a 90.5 percent majority for strike … Continue reading

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RSA accused of introducing ‘essential worker’ self-declaration without consultation

Unite warns that ability of learner drivers to self-declare may undermine public health measures Driving instructors concerned at GDPR implications of new system May 5th: Unite, which represents Approved Driving Instructors throughout Ireland, today (Sunday) accused the Road Safety Authority … Continue reading

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