Category Archives: Campaign for Decent Pay

Caterpillar pays for strike-breakers to stay in five star luxury

Unite blasts firm for ‘burning through’ cash on rooms that cost up to £850 a night rather than pay workers fairly Manufacturing company Caterpillar has been paying for the strike-breakers it brought to Northern Ireland to stay in five star … Continue reading

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All-out strike at Interface Europe in Craigavon over pay cut proposal

Business turned a £3.7 million profit in 2020 with director earning 40 times workers’ basic pay Workers at the Craigavon-based flooring manufacturer Interface Europe are set to commence continuous (all-out) strike action in a dispute over pay. The strike follows … Continue reading

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Big city investors can’t wash their hands of Caterpillar’s mistreatment of Northern Ireland workers

Unite brings workers’ campaign to London offices of Vanguard, Blackrock and State Street, who hold more than a fifth of Caterpillar’s stock Caterpillar pay cut and compulsory overtime for Northern Ireland workers makes total mockery of ethical claims The general … Continue reading

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Strike at Moy Park Randalstown mill continues as employers refuse to pay the rate for the job.

Randalstown workers paid ‘chicken feed’ wages – some less than £5000 a year compared to workers at other Moy Park sites As Moy Park profits touch £90 million Unite exposes how poverty pay at Randalstown leaves workers borrowing to ‘make … Continue reading

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Eight more weeks of strike at Larne and Springvale at ‘hugely profitable’ Caterpillar, as Unite steps up pay fight.

CEO top line is £19.7 million, shareholders have a £4 billion bonanza but workers offered a brutal pay cut as well as forced labour through compulsory overtime. US construction giant Caterpillar faces two more months of strike action as members of Unite the union continue … Continue reading

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