Category Archives: Living Wage

Hyster-Yale workforce votes overwhelmingly for industrial action to win living costs pay

Members of Unite the union have voted with a 85.3 percent majority to take strike action in pursuit of cost of living pay increase at Hyster-Yale in Craigavon. The vote signalled the workforce’s rejection as inadequate of a below inflation … Continue reading

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Striking council workers, education workers and housing executive workers hear calls for Stormont to deliver a wage they can live on

On the fourth day of strike action by Unite members across all eleven councils, the NI Housing Executive and Education Authority, members of the union gathered at Stormont to hear demands for urgent action from politicians to reverse their `failure’ … Continue reading

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Unite members in councils, education authority, Housing Executive and Schools launch first week of strike action to win improved pay

Strike likely to result in significant disruption to council services, housing executive maintenance and school transport Union members will be striking for improved pay at all eleven local Councils, the Education Authority, the NI Housing Executive, North West Regional College, Belfast … Continue reading

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Unite members vote with a 90 percent majority for strike action in demand of improved pay at Spirit Aerosystems

Strike action likely to proceed at all Spirit sites unless management responds with a pay offer that protects workers from surging price rises  Unite the union, which represents the majority of workers at Spirit Aerosystems in Belfast, confirm that its members have voted … Continue reading

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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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