Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Latest household income stats confirm work failing to lift workers out of poverty

62% of all Northern Ireland adults in poverty in 2015-16 were living in working households Marginal increase in total incomes in Northern Ireland leaves households lagging far behind rest of UK Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, said that … Continue reading

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Brexit band-aid will not secure jobs, living standards

Unite highlights impact of prolonged uncertainty on economy and workers Robust interventions needed North and South to foster confidence, protect jobs August 16th: In an initial response today (Wednesday) to the UK government’s paper proposing steps to mitigate the impact … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council workers must not be collateral damage in bonfire dispute

Workers have the right not to be dragged into divisive disputes over bonfires Resolution to bonfires concerns must be delivered on inclusive basis July 28th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, urged political leaders on Belfast City Council to … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political leaders must secure Agri-Food sector access to EU workers post-Brexit

Tory plans to end freedom of movement in March 2019 pose further challenge to Northern Ireland’s vital agri-food sector Announcement only days after International Trade Secretary pushes post-Brexit US trade deal threatening local agri-food industry July 28th: Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Tory trade deal with US must not be at expense of Northern Ireland jobs

Remarks made by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on opening UK poultry market to low-cost US competition raise concerns Tory desperation to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with US cannot be allowed to threaten Northern Ireland’s Agri-food industry July 26th: … Continue reading

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