Category Archives: Press Releases

Premier Periclase: Nine-week strike ends following Labour Court recommendation

Trade union Unite, which represents workers at Drogheda magnesia plant Premier Periclase, today (Friday) announced that its members will be returning to work on Monday 19 October following nine weeks on the picket line.  The decision follows a Labour Court recommendation … Continue reading

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Department of Health must work with, and facilitate, growing number of employers who have agreed to roll-out programme of workplace flu vaccinations

More and more companies are agreeing to provide workforce flu jabs on foot of Unite the union initiative Unite is strongly encouraging its members to take the flu jab as the best way to protect themselves, their workplaces and relieve … 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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Brendan Ogle: Pandemic Budget benefits usual suspects

Opportunity to rethink economy missed Business supports must be contingent on improved workers’ rights October 13th: In an initial response to Budget 2021, trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors, today said that the Budget fails to lay … Continue reading

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