Category Archives: Campaign for Decent Pay

All-out strike for fair pay set to commence at Hovis as workforce votes overwhelmingly for industrial action

Pickets for Boucher Road site will go up at one minute past midnight on Friday after 88 percent majority votes for strike action in pursuit of 5.1 percent pay claim Deducting shift premiums, overtime and bonuses, Hovis workers receive a basic … Continue reading

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Unite members vote overwhelmingly for strike action despite attempt by Health Department Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly to interfere with union’s industrial ballot

Health and social care workers in Unite voted 82.4 percent in favour of strike action and 91.1 for industrial action short of strike action over pay inequality and the staffing crisis Department of Health must address pay equality demand and end … Continue reading

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Unite members at ABP declare victory after determined industrial action yields results

Improved offer secures no change to start times, RPI plus (forecasted) uplift for two years, payslip transparency and opens mediated negotiations on improvements to holiday pay, toilet breaks and finish times In Unite the union workplace ballot 94 percent vote … Continue reading

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Strike action at ABP Meats, Lurgan set to bring production lines to a standstill on Monday [November 4th]

First twenty-four hour strike at meat packing factory to commence midnight Monday [November 4th] Overwhelming support for industrial action driven by workers’ concerns over impact on childcare responsibilities Unite Regional Officer Brian Hewitt explained the background to a planned strike action by … Continue reading

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Nicholson & Bass workers print workers seek justice after being laid-off with no notice or redundancy payments

Unite lodges legal claims for workforce at former Belfast printers over unfair dismissal  Regional Officer for Unite, Brian Hewitt, confirmed that his union would be initiating legal claims for workers at Nicholson and Bass fourteen of whom have been recently … Continue reading

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