Category Archives: Living Wage

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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Translink management betrays commitment to pay a Living Wage

Decision to exclude minimum wage workers from negotiated pay increase indefensible in light of verbal assurances offered by Translink Chief Executive Union calls on Minister Hazzard to ensure Translink becomes a fully-accredited Living Wage employer November 17th: Unite Regional Officer, … Continue reading

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