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DfI Roads workers at Woodburn depot to strike over inaction on management bullying

After 90.9 percent strike vote, workforce pickets to be deployed at Woodburn DfI Roads in Derry/Londonderry during twenty-four strike, which starts midnight on Thursday, July 22rd Road Service workers’ union Unite warns first twenty-four hour stoppage at Woodburn likely to escalate … Continue reading

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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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New approach to industrial relations by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council shows how Unite is delivering for workers

Five years after council formation, management moves to resolve long-standing pay inequality dispute by extending pay uplift to disadvantaged workers Unite welcomes moves to furlough workforce on 100 percent pay and to provide workers a special Covid-19 recognition payment to … Continue reading

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Threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to scrap one pound an hour Covid-19 payment is a slap in the face to essential workers

Foyle Foods Omagh workforce suffered at least 35 confirmed Covid cases during first peak of pandemic Unite the union Regional Officer Gareth Scott was scathing about a threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to remove a special Covid payment from … Continue reading

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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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