Category Archives: Press Releases

All-out strike for fair pay set to commence at Hovis as workforce votes overwhelmingly for industrial action

Pickets for Boucher Road site will go up at one minute past midnight on Friday after 88 percent majority votes for strike action in pursuit of 5.1 percent pay claim Deducting shift premiums, overtime and bonuses, Hovis workers receive a basic … Continue reading

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Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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Unite construction members recoup almost €500,000 from rogue employers in 2019

Unite construction members recoup almost €500,000 from rogue employers in 2019 January 14th: Unite’s construction branch, which represents workers throughout Ireland’s booming building industry, today (Tuesday) revealed that the union secured €487,000 for members during 2019.  As well as payments … Continue reading

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Hospitality workers call time on exploitation at work over holiday period

Workers’ mental health at risk from being asked to work long shifts over Christmas, expected not to take breaks  Sexual harassment from management, colleagues or customers remains a prevalent risk Unite Hospitality activist Neil Moore spoke out for his union’s … Continue reading

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All we want for Christmas – is the tips we earn

Proposed tips legislation small but necessary step in the right direction Comments come as workers hold ‘Grinch’ protest outside Ivy December 17th: Unite, which organises workers in the hospitality sector, today (Tuesday) said the announcement by Employment Affairs Minister Regina … Continue reading

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