Tag Archives: Covid-19

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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Seagate workforce left anxious over inadequate management response to Covid-19 outbreak

Unite has been informed that at least three workers have tested positive and a further 15 left self-isolating in outbreak among Derry workforce of 1,400 Seagate workers not already in Unite encouraged to join as the best way to protect … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Your Rights as a Worker – UPDATED 25 September

Frequently Asked Questions – UPDATED 25 September 2020 The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve and Unite will continue updating our advice as dictated by circumstances.  The measures announced by the Government at the start of the pandemic resulted in … Continue reading

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More detail needed on protections to workers offered by new UK government jobs support scheme

Support announced means those working one-third of their usual hours will receive only 78 percent of their usual pay Chancellor’s announcement comes too late for many workers who have already lost their livelihoods due to uncertainty Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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Latest medical evidence showing rising risk of social transmission of Covid-19 makes urgent case for schools to make mandatory wearing face coverings on school buses

Ministers for Education and Infrastructure must intervene to issue guidance for all schools to enforce infection control measures on public transport Huge variations in approach taken by schools leaves drivers concerned for their own safety as well as that for … Continue reading

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