Category Archives: Living Wage

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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Chancellor’s welcome commitments on wage-supports must be extended to workers on zero-hours contracts and self-employed

Measures confirm Chancellor has listened to the case presented by Unite and other trade unions for urgent and bold action Commitment reflects needs of the moment and the strength of workers’ demand for protection in face of Coronavirus threat Unite … Continue reading

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Kerry Foods must commit to become a Living Wage employer and end in-work poverty

Enniskillen and Coleraine Kerry Foods workers vote overwhelmingly to reject offer which would have left them paid only 28 pence above legal minimum 2019/2020 Living Wage affording access to basic basket of goods and services is £9.30 an hour Liam … Continue reading

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Solution to filling hospitality vacancies is paying more and improving working conditions not lowering salary thresholds

In response to Brexit labour supply pressures, employers must move to make hospitality and tourism attractive sectors for young workers Unite Hospitality Campaign Coordinator, Neil Moore, criticised the UK government’s new hard-right migration controls but also challenged Northern Ireland employers … Continue reading

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Workers at Allied Bakeries vote to accept improved pay offer and end industrial action

Result confirms that union-organised workforces can win Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite, commended the workforce at Allied Bakeries in Northern Ireland whose decisive and powerful strike action on Sunday won a significantly improved pay offer which was subsequently … Continue reading

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