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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council must rethink plans to slash staff wages on furlough

In a Joint Statement, NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn plans forced through in secret at special council meeting Alan Law, on behalf of NIPSA said: “council officers assured the Trade Unions that plans to furlough staff would be at 100% … Continue reading

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Public transport services must be properly resourced not funded through workforce furlough

Finance Minister’s public call for furlough of Translink workers without consultation challenged by trade union representing overwhelming majority of workforce Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary, with responsibility for his union’s members at Translink challenged public pronouncements by Finance Minister Conor Murphy which suggested … Continue reading

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Executive Ministers’ clarification on eligibility must be followed by commitment by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to furlough all employees on full pay 

Guidance from Minister for Communities to local authorities clarifies they are eligible to furlough workers under government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Eligibility confirmation comes after union publicises case and writes to seek answers from both Finance and Communities’ Ministers Unite Regional Officer Kieran Ellison welcomed … Continue reading

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Welcome for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council decision to reconsider plans for dismissal threat to 73 workers and instead seek furlough

Unite has written to NI Executive Ministers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Chancellor to demand clear guidelines on public sector eligibility for Coronavirus furlough scheme Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer welcomed today’s announcement by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council which … Continue reading

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Kerry Foods must pay their indispensable workforce a Living Wage

Unite welcomes reversal of bosses’ refusal to furlough vulnerable workers and bonus payment to Coleraine workforce Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh welcomed recent moves by management to address outstanding issues but called on them to ensure … Continue reading

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