Category Archives: Covid

Belfast City Council must intervene to ensure livelihoods of 140 casual workers employed by council-owned company at Waterfront & Ulster Hall

Councillors cannot wash their hands of this decision – they must intervene to secure jobs of Waterfront and Ulster Hall workers Decision to lay off 140 workers made when employers had to contribute 33 percent of wages – it must … Continue reading

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Union reiterates its call for face coverings to be made compulsory for passengers on all forms of public transport

Moves under consideration by Stormont Executive for face coverings to be made compulsory on designated school transport services do not go far enough Michael Dornan, Chair of Unite’s Metro driver branch, called on the Stormont Executive to make it compulsory … Continue reading

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Department of Health must work with, and facilitate, growing number of employers who have agreed to roll-out programme of workplace flu vaccinations

More and more companies are agreeing to provide workforce flu jabs on foot of Unite the union initiative Unite is strongly encouraging its members to take the flu jab as the best way to protect themselves, their workplaces and relieve … Continue reading

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With less than 48 hours left until tens of thousands face a cliff-edge on their incomes, hospitality workers demand Stormont Executive introduces a full wage support package for the sector

Frontline workers in bars, restaurants and hotels likely to be thrown into misery by latest closure, coming after months of reduced hours and being paid only 80 percent of an already low wage Following today’s Executive announcement that hospitality businesses … Continue reading

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Stormont Executive must provide additional wage protections for hospitality workers they have locked out of their workplaces

Without supports latest shutdown by Stormont Executive will result in a second wave of redundancies and reductions to incomes Existing UK government’s job support scheme provides hospitality workers with only two thirds of their average hourly wage of £8.84 Speaking … Continue reading

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