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Department of Health must work with, and facilitate, growing number of employers who have agreed to roll-out programme of workplace flu vaccinations

More and more companies are agreeing to provide workforce flu jabs on foot of Unite the union initiative Unite is strongly encouraging its members to take the flu jab as the best way to protect themselves, their workplaces and relieve … Continue reading

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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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Stormont Executive must provide additional wage protections for hospitality workers they have locked out of their workplaces

Without supports latest shutdown by Stormont Executive will result in a second wave of redundancies and reductions to incomes Existing UK government’s job support scheme provides hospitality workers with only two thirds of their average hourly wage of £8.84 Speaking … Continue reading

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Joint call from NICMA and Unite for extended support to Registered Childminders as survey highlights downturn to incomes across sector

Extensive survey of Registered Childminders identifies large loss of earnings across the board with almost two-thirds not having returned to operating capacity Northern Ireland Child Minding Association (NICMA) and Unite issue joint demand for extension to Childcare Recovery Support scheme … Continue reading

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Stormont Executive must intervene to support livelihoods and skills of hospitality and tourism workers

After meeting Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, Unite delegation calls for direct financial payments to hospitality workers as previous handouts to businesses have not been passed onto workers on reduced hours and facing redundancy Call for ban on exploitative practices such … Continue reading

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