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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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Unite issues letter to Hastings Group warning of potential litigation over mass redundancy threat

Hospitality bosses are warned that large-scale job losses will result in a mass exodus of skilled workers from sector Unite survey showed that 71 percent of hospitality workers would not return to the industry if made redundant Against a backdrop … Continue reading

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Unite writes to Executive Ministers to protest Economy Minister’s rush to reopen hospitality industry without effective infection control

No confidence in role of tourism working group – a business cabal composed overwhelmingly of bosses but excluding totally hospitality workers – to oversee workplace safety Call for Northern Ireland to adopt ‘roving health and safety reps’ like Scotland and introduce limited reopening with continued … Continue reading

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Hospitality bosses cannot be allowed to leverage jobs threat to force unsafe reopening

Workers call for no erosion of two-metre social distancing in the workplace as vital Infection control precaution Opportunities for workforce up-skilling during COVID-shutdown must be explored as part of a new deal for hospitality workers  Unite hospitality organiser Neil Moore … Continue reading

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Hospitality and Hairdressing: Employers must engage with workers before re-opening

“If workers are not safe, customers are not safe” May 20th: Trade union Unite, which represents workers in the hospitality and hairdressing sectors, has urged employers to engage with workers during the next number of weeks to ensure that workplaces … Continue reading

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