Monthly Archives: June 2021

Disgraceful Assembly debate on licensing hours extension confirms Stormont Executive does not prioritise needs of hospitality workers

Amendments to include protections for bar and hospitality workers are ruled out of order by Assembly chair Commenting on today’s Assembly debate on the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill, Neil Moore, Hospitality Organiser for Unite the Union said:  … Continue reading

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Motor Mechanics: Unite describes SIMI pay proposals as paltry

First pay rise in 13 years would do nothing to shrink gap with other trades Only collectively negotiated agreements will secure future of the sector Trade union Unite, which is organising motor mechanics throughout Ireland today (Sunday) said that proposals by … Continue reading

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Sectoral Employment Orders: Unite welcomes Supreme Court decision upholding constitutionality of SEOs

June 18th: In an initial response to the Supreme Court decision issued today (Friday), Unite welcomed the ruling that Sectoral Employment Orders are constitutional.  The union said that this provides a firm foundation to develop existing SEOs and establish additional ones … Continue reading

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As hospitality re-opens, workers remain locked out of decent work

Service comes with side order of exploitation Unite survey aims to paint true picture of working conditions As the public prepares to enjoy outdoor cafes, restaurants and pubs from tomorrow, trade union Unite today (Sunday) said that hospitality workers are … Continue reading

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Thompsons Aero-seating announces a further 180 job losses due to Covid downturn: Stormont Executive must act to defend Aerospace jobs and skills

Union to engage with its membership at Craigavon and Banbridge sites on next steps in response to this opportunist attack on workers’ jobs Unite challenges need for job losses as Chinese state-owned AVIC, which owns Thompson Aero-seating, reports continuing profits Kieran Ellison, Regional … Continue reading

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