Category Archives: Press Releases

SIPTU and Unite to ballot staff at Waterfront and Ulster Halls for strike action

Belfast City Council owned ‘arms-length’ body fails to honour commitment to workforce Outsourced management seek to create two-tier workforce introducing poverty pay and attacking terms & conditions  October 19th: Speaking together for their respective unions, Niall McNally, SIPTU Organiser; and … Continue reading

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Enactment of construction SEO welcome, but fight for travel time must continue

October 19th: Unite today welcomed the implementation of the construction Sectoral Employment Order recommended by the Labour Court in July, but warned that retention of the travel allowance is crucial to ensure that construction workers maintain and improve their living … Continue reading

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Unite welcomes launch of ‘Abortion as a Workplace Issue’ report

Pioneering research will help inform union’s campaigning on abortion October 19th: Unite today welcomed the publication of Abortion as a Workplace Issue, based on a quantitative and qualitative survey of trade union members commissioned by five trade unions including Unite, … Continue reading

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Swissport management must engage to avert looming strike action by baggage-handlers at Belfast City Airport

Threat to lock out workers has galvanised support for strike action and solicited widespread expressions of solidarity Management must use remaining days to engage positively or seek mediation through the Labour Relations Agency October 18th: Unite Regional Industrial Officer, George … Continue reading

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English Language Teachers highlight bogus self-employment

Abusive practice cheats workers, students and the state October 18th: Trade union Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, held a protest today  to highlight the worrying levels of bogus self-employment in the English Language Teaching sector. Explaining the background to … Continue reading

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