Category Archives: Living Wage

Exploitation of young workers in ‘unpaid shifts’ now rampant across Northern Ireland hospitality sector 

Unite exposes scale of use of unpaid shifts by unscrupulous bosses and demands fair pay for work performed In absence of legislation to outlaw practice, the only protection young workers have is to join a union and get organised to … Continue reading

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Two, day-long strike actions confirmed at Glen Dimplex as workforce doubles down for pay justice

Twenty-four hour strike actions confirmed to run from 7am on Friday November 16th and Monday November 19th Billionaire owner Martin Naughton challenged on his group’s refusal to meet workers’ £8.75 Living wage pay claim November 11th: Regional Coordinating Officer Susan … Continue reading

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LRA-mediated talks with Glen Dimplex break down as management refuse staff a Living Wage

Union announces forty-eight hour strike action to be held in coming days as workforce escalates industrial action  Glen Dimplex management refuse to move to end in-work poverty despite group profits of more than €38 million November 8th: Production workers who … Continue reading

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Strike action to commence at Glen Dimplex, Portadown from 7am tomorrow

First twenty-four strike action by production workers in pursuit of a Living Wage of £8.75 an hour No excuse for failure of Glen Dimplex management to provide three percent increase in light of group profits of €38 million October 28th: … Continue reading

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2018 NISRA Survey of Hours & Earnings confirms Northern Ireland employees work longer for less

Private sector weekly earnings shows less than one percent real terms (RPI) increase primarily a result of statistic distortion caused by minimum wage jump Public sector pay continues to fall in real terms as austerity pay policies bite and absence … Continue reading

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