Category Archives: Campaign for Decent Pay

One percent pay offer for healthcare workers woefully inadequate, completely fails to meet inflationary pressures

Pay offer reinforces need for functioning and locally-accountable Executive Northern Ireland health and social care workers paid the least of any UK region March 28th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the union’s workers in the Healthcare sector … Continue reading

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Latest Labour Force Survey statistics highlight growth of low-wage economy

LFS statistics show 5.5% fall in average full-time wages in Northern Ireland over past twelve months February 15th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded to the latest quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics published today [February 15th] by the … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in Swissport dispute as Unite calls off Christmas strike action

December 21st: A breakthrough on the pay and conditions of baggage handlers, check-in staff and ground crew employed by Swissport has seen Unite, the workers’ union, announce today (Tuesday) that a pre-Christmas strike has been called off. The 48 hour … Continue reading

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Unite confident that ‘fairness will prevail’ and Swissport airport strike action can be avoided

Management have a responsibility to public to make realistic pay offer and avoid severe disruption over holiday period Ahead of ACAS negotiations, Unite Regional Officer blasts as misleading letter issued by management to workforce December 20th: Ahead of ACAS negotiations, … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas 48-hour strike action of cargo and baggage handlers announced for Belfast International and Belfast City Airports

Swissport workers to commence first two-day strike action from 00.01 December 23rd following 62.5% vote to reject below-inflation pay offer Management must be responsible and make realistic pay offer to avoid severe disruption over holiday period December 16th: Unite Regional … Continue reading

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