Category Archives: Campaign for Decent Pay

Latest household income stats confirm work failing to lift workers out of poverty

62% of all Northern Ireland adults in poverty in 2015-16 were living in working households Marginal increase in total incomes in Northern Ireland leaves households lagging far behind rest of UK Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, said that … Continue reading

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ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference: Speech by Davy Thompson on Scourge of Bogus Self-Employment

July 4th: Speaking in support of motion 11 on the need to challenge Bogus Self-Employment at the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s Biennial Delegate Conference in Belfast, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer Davy Thompson said: Bogus self-employment is a scourge faced … Continue reading

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Workers to challenge Causeway Coast & Glens Councillors on Poverty Pay

Unite members will seek support for Living Wage pay commitment ahead of Coleraine council meeting tonight [Tuesday, June 27th 6pm] June 27th: Unite Regional Officer Gareth Scott confirmed his union’s members would seek to engage councillors at Causeway Coast & … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland workers must join a fighting union to secure pay increases and better work-life balance

Northern Ireland men work longest hours in UK, women losing hours as part-time working grows Average UK wages after inflation lower than what it was twelve years ago, with Northern Ireland wages even lower June 14th: Jimmy Kelly, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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UK Parliamentary election result is a decisive rejection of failed austerity politics

Unite will continue to campaign against Tory cuts and for a programme of economic investment Young voters responded to Labour’s progressive manifesto which offered hope for a generation abandoned by politicians for far too long June 9th: Jimmy Kelly, Unite … Continue reading

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