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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

Unite the union Regional Officer Gareth Scott was scathing about a threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to remove a special Covid payment from July 3rd. The payment was provided to employees to help meet the additional costs arising 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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Foyle Omagh must confirm the number of cases of Covid-19 and take immediate action to ensure the safety of employees

Company admits number of confirmed cases but so far fails to disclose numbers. The Health and Safety Executive conducted an inspection of the site last week and set recommendations to company requiring an Action Plan by Thursday [May 14th] Gareth … Continue reading

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Longstanding zero-rate increase policy, not UK-wide pay deal, to blame for financial crisis at Causeway Coast & Glens Borough council

Councillors’ attempts to blame UK-wide pay deal for council’s financial woes are misleading and dishonest Latest pay increase comes after a decade of wage suppression in which hard-pressed Local Government workers’ pay fell by 22 percent in real terms Gareth … Continue reading

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Strike action at Balcas, Enniskillen ends as workforce votes overwhelmingly to accept vastly improved pay offer

Two year pay deal is worth more than one thousand pounds a worker in first year with guaranteed above-inflation pay increase in year two First successful private-sector industrial action in Fermanagh in more than a decade has electrified workers in … Continue reading

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