Category Archives: Living Wage

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots must clarify whether his decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) is a conflict of interest

Agriculture Minister Poots, a member of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, called out on Ministerial Code of Conduct over his decision to deliver on longstanding UFU priority Union warns that abolition of AWB will give green light to employers exploiting highly … Continue reading

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Low paid, frontline Thompsons’ feedmill workers insulted with pay increase of as little as seven pence an hour while millions go to shareholders in dividends

Accounts confirm company profits of more than four million a year, 70 percent paid out to coupon-clippers as dividends, while workers offered a bare 0.6 percent pay increase Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, challenged the insulting pay offer of a … 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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Kerry Foods must pay their indispensable workforce a Living Wage

Unite welcomes reversal of bosses’ refusal to furlough vulnerable workers and bonus payment to Coleraine workforce Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh welcomed recent moves by management to address outstanding issues but called on them to ensure … Continue reading

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