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Unite members at Ulster Carpets in Portadown to vote on strike action after managers’ ‘move the goalposts’ on wage negotiations. 

Ulster carpets’ Managing Director Nick Coburn CBE challenged on his refusal to back date pay deal costing each worker £700. Despite the sharp Covid downturn, Ulster Carpets Holdings Ltd continued to enjoy success and rack up the profits. In 2021 … Continue reading

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Department of Education must intervene to ensure adoption of progressive policies by all schools in Northern Ireland

Union highlights concerns over the low numbers of schools installing Education Authority carbon dioxide monitors and providing free period dignity products As a result of contacts from education workers, Unite has identified that there has been a very low uptake … Continue reading

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Glen Dimplex in Portadown must end cycle of poverty pay by offering workers a decent pay rise

Unite has made a counter-offer to management to end debilitating strike and awaits management response First day of strike action at home heater manufacturer resulted in a collapse in production. Two more strike days to follow. Nine out of ten … Continue reading

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Unite the union condemns NI Protocol related attack on Translink bus and one of its members in Newtownabbey

Translink workforce are left deeply angered at continuing attacks and feel that they are a political punchbag for issues above their head Following discussions with management on measures to increase security and support for drivers, Unite the union condemned the attack on a Translink bus … Continue reading

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Glen Dimplex UK Ltd in Portadown served with notice of strike action after 96 percent of workforce vote for action in strike ballot for a Living Wage

First three day strike action is due to commence with workforce pickets forming at 6am Wednesday November 10th for three days ending 3pm Friday November 12th Unite the union warns of likelihood that initial strike action will escalate to all … Continue reading

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