Category Archives: Unite in the Community

Unite community branches protests against Tory Benefit Sanctions

Fresh Start deal allowed Tories to introduce benefit sanctions threatening devastating consequences for most vulnerable Unite in the Community will protest outside benefits offices across Northern Ireland at noon tomorrow [March 30th] March 29th: Albert Hewitt explained why his union’s … Continue reading

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Moves to impose charges for school transport service completely unacceptable

Unite Community branches will build People Power campaign to defeat proposal Union will engage with Education & Library Board buses drivers to determine appropriate response January 14th: Reacting to reports that the Education Authority is considering imposing charges on families … 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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Direct Earnings Attachments threaten to push low-pay workers out of legal employment

Department for Communities places responsibility on Employers for debt collection relating to social security overpayments Impact on low income households likely severe as guidance allows repayments to 40% of net earnings November 10th: Unite Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, expressed his … Continue reading

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Call to support Newry ‘Rally Against Hate Crime’ Demonstration

Post-Brexit focus on restricting migrants and failure to legislate for marriage equality are leading to growth of hate-crime Unite the union calls for attendance at rally set for 1pm Saturday, October 15th at Newry Rainbow Centre October 5th: Jimmy Kelly, … Continue reading

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