Category Archives: Public Services

Housing Executive workers’ strike for improved pay to continue for a further four weeks

Absence of any movement from NIHE management on 1.75% offer “galling”. Unite the union confirmed that it had lodged notification that the four week strike action being taken by its members working in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive will continue for … Continue reading

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Council workers striking for a cost of living pay increase at Lisburn and Castlereagh blast unlawful use of agency workers in attempt to undermine industrial action

Unite the union will challenge desperate measures taken by bosses at local government authority who appear determined to avoid paying a cost of living increase to their employees regardless of the legality of their actions Workers on picket lines at … Continue reading

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Workers at Causeway Coast and Glens council to commence all-out strike action tomorrow after councils vote down pay increase

Offer of two pay points plus a cash lump sum to end dispute was rejected at last night’s council meeting by a single vote in the chamber Unite the union has confirmed that its members at Causeway Coast and Glens … Continue reading

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Striking workers at Derry City and Strabane District Council end strike action after winning double pay point increase

Unite the union members vote to accept improved pay offer with 63 percent majority Workers at Derry City and Strabane District Council have voted with a 63 percent majority to accept an improved offer from management and end their industrial … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council vote for Greenwich Leisure Limited to recognise leisure workforce unions must now be implemented

Leisure staff warn council that failure to recognise representative trade unions will led to ballot on industrial action. Outsourced leisure services across Belfast are delivered by a two-tier workforce with staff pay the lowest in Northern Ireland, further exposing them … Continue reading

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