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Stormont must extend income guarantee to self-employed to protect private hire taxi drivers 

Taxi drivers face pauperisation from depot-rent and car-rent charges at time of sharp downturn in fares   Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the Ministers in the Stormont Executive to intervene to extend the Coronavirus income guarantee to … Continue reading

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Despite the promise of 80 percent wage supports, Hastings group terminates contracts of staff 

Directly employed workers of less than a year’s service have contracts terminated and casual workers left with zero hours Unite Hospitality organiser Neil Moore challenged the Hastings Group on their decision to make dozens of their workers redundant: “Workers at … Continue reading

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Thousands of hospitality workers laid off in last twenty-four hours with thousands more facing jobs threat

Some of the biggest names in Northern Ireland hospitality close their doors in face of Coronavirus downturn leaving thousands of workers facing destitution A week after Unite opened a survey of its members in the hospitality sector the results obtained … Continue reading

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Stormont intervention urgently needed to support SP Graham workforce of 150 who face prospect of being laid off without pay as of close of business today

SP Graham’s management engage with Unite to charter a way forwards, despite total absence of support for workers in gambling sector Help needed to enable businesses accessing support as bureaucratic hurdles are resulting in workers paying the price Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Private hire taxi drivers seek three-month holiday on depot-rents from taxi company bosses as Coronavirus impacts income

Taxi drivers across Northern Ireland are organising in Unite the union to defend their livelihoods Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the owners of taxi companies operating across Northern Ireland to suspend charges and help their drivers stay … Continue reading

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