Category Archives: Living Wage

Low paid, frontline Thompsons’ feedmill workers insulted with pay increase of as little as seven pence an hour while millions go to shareholders in dividends

Accounts confirm company profits of more than four million a year, 70 percent paid out to coupon-clippers as dividends, while workers offered a bare 0.6 percent pay increase Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, challenged the insulting pay offer of a … Continue reading

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With less than 48 hours left until tens of thousands face a cliff-edge on their incomes, hospitality workers demand Stormont Executive introduces a full wage support package for the sector

Frontline workers in bars, restaurants and hotels likely to be thrown into misery by latest closure, coming after months of reduced hours and being paid only 80 percent of an already low wage Following today’s Executive announcement that hospitality businesses … Continue reading

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Stormont Executive must provide additional wage protections for hospitality workers they have locked out of their workplaces

Without supports latest shutdown by Stormont Executive will result in a second wave of redundancies and reductions to incomes Existing UK government’s job support scheme provides hospitality workers with only two thirds of their average hourly wage of £8.84 Speaking … Continue reading

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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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