Category Archives: Press Releases

CIF accused of transparent attempt to divide workers

Crane operators will not be diverted from legitimate demands  Resolution of dispute in employers’ hands August 17th: Unite, which represents over 90% of crane operators in Ireland, today  accused the Construction Industry Federation of a “transparent attempt to pit worker … Continue reading

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Latest household income stats confirm work failing to lift workers out of poverty

62% of all Northern Ireland adults in poverty in 2015-16 were living in working households Marginal increase in total incomes in Northern Ireland leaves households lagging far behind rest of UK Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, said that … Continue reading

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CIF failing members as crane strike continues

Unite repeats call on construction body to engage ‘meaningfully and collectively’ August 17th:  Unite, which represents over 90% of crane drivers in Ireland, today accused the CIF of “failing its members” as the construction body continues its policy of non-engagement … Continue reading

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Public sector agreement: Unite representatives overwhelmingly recommend rejection

August 16th: Unite public sector representatives met this morning to discuss the proposed Public Sector Stability Agreement.  The meeting followed several weeks of workplace consultation with members. At the meeting, public sector representatives voted overwhelmingly to recommend rejection of the … Continue reading

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Brexit band-aid will not secure jobs, living standards

Unite highlights impact of prolonged uncertainty on economy and workers Robust interventions needed North and South to foster confidence, protect jobs August 16th: In an initial response today (Wednesday) to the UK government’s paper proposing steps to mitigate the impact … Continue reading

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