Category Archives: Living Wage

Fujitsu strike action commences with non-unionised workers refusing to cross picket lines

Belfast workers join colleagues across UK for first twenty-four hour Fujitsu strike action against offshoring and compulsory redundancies Workers demand Fujitsu commit to UK workforce, end offshoring and become a fully accredited Living Wage employer February 28th: Unite the union’s … Continue reading

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Latest Labour Force Survey statistics highlight growth of low-wage economy

LFS statistics show 5.5% fall in average full-time wages in Northern Ireland over past twelve months February 15th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded to the latest quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics published today [February 15th] by the … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must deliver for Just-About-Managing Households

UK in-work poverty surges as average wages in Northern Ireland fall further behind those in UK or Republic of Ireland Draft Programme for Government fails to include indicators on raising pay, productivity or investment in the economy December 7th: Following … Continue reading

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council becomes third in Northern Ireland to become a Living Wage employer

Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, calls on other councils to follow-suit and lead fight against poverty pay Decision reflects growing confidence of trade union movement in council area Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly welcomed a commitment from Fermanagh and Omagh … Continue reading

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Trussell Trust figures expose NI Executive’s failure to adopt Living Wage and protect those on benefits

Numbers dependent on emergency food aid in Northern Ireland surges by 43.1% Northern Ireland figures demonstrate failure to address poverty pay and growth of ‘just about managing’ households November 21st: Speaking in response to figures released by the Trussell Trust … Continue reading

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