Category Archives: Living Wage

Unite issues warning to poverty pay bosses in Northern Ireland: end the scourge of in-work poverty

Living Wage Foundation raises baseline threshold for pay decency outside London to £8.75 an hour Northern Ireland employers lag behind rest of UK in numbers paying a Living Wage Unite’s Regional Equality officer, Taryn Trainor, welcomed the Living Wage Foundation … Continue reading

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Unite puts Moy Park management on notice over increased use of minimum wage agency workers

Chief Executive Janet McCollum refuses to meet with union to address pay concerns and her support for Pilgrim’s Pride takeover  Moy Park £41 million profit must be used to end scourge of poverty pay and deliver an inflation-busting pay increase … Continue reading

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Moy Park profits must benefit workforce and ensure future employment sustainability

2016 Profits of meat packer amount to £41 million on turnover of £1.4 billion   Unite call for an across the board inflation-busting pay increase and an end to Poverty pay September 18th: Unite Regional Officer for Moy Park, Sean McKeever, … Continue reading

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IPPR Commission on Economic Justice report identifies key challenges for Northern Ireland’s economy

High-powered report highlights growing geographical and income gaps within UK economy Findings reinforce need for a functioning Executive to deliver a progressive and radical agenda for change September 6th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, responded to the interim … Continue reading

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Trade unions being drawn into a game of bluff over brutal cuts to Health budgets

Health trade unions invited to teleconference with Department of Health financial officials ahead of coordinated Extraordinary Trust meetings Unite Regional Officer with lead responsibility for Health, Kevin McAdam, spoke ahead of his attendance at the Belfast Trust meeting tomorrow [Thursday]: … Continue reading

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