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Unite workforce vote overwhelmingly for strike ballot at Balcas over chocolate bar insult for working through Covid lockdown

Two mass workplace meetings at Enniskillen timber mill vote to initiate strike ballot for proper recognition of Covid lockdown effort Management claims that Covid recognition payment is included in a two and a half-year old pay deal are completely rejected … Continue reading

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Unite English Language Teachers to hold socially-distanced protest against unsafe reopening of schools

Unite English Language Teachers to protest the early and unsafe re-opening of the English Language Education sector.  When: Monday, July 19th 1pm Where: Department of Further and Higher Education, Malborough Street, Dublin 1 Unite’s English Language Teachers’ branch last night [July 14th] voted to call a … Continue reading

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Politicians and employers must consult with hospitality workers and their unions to make sure reopening is safe and successful

Executive announcement comes as welcome relief but hospitality workers need clarity on safety measures and timetable Decision to bring forward reopening date ahead of schedule demonstrates Executive does not have a plan for reopening Reacting to this afternoon’s Executive announcement … Continue reading

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Self-isolating workers at Nu-track must receive full pay when they are off work

Outbreak at Ballymena bus factory results in ten positive cases and three-day shutdown George Brash, Unite Regional Officer challenged Nu-Track management to take immediate measures to properly address an outbreak at the Ballymena bus manufacturer. “Unite has consistently raised concerns … Continue reading

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Latest Covid mortality for hospitality workers confirm the failure of policies which have allowed unscrupulous employers to cut corners on infection control

Government must compel employers to provide full sick pay for workers forced to self-isolate in order to safeguard public health and the NHS Unite is seeking legislation for roving trade union health and safety reps to ensure that workers in … Continue reading

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