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Brendan Ogle: Pandemic Budget benefits usual suspects

Opportunity to rethink economy missed Business supports must be contingent on improved workers’ rights October 13th: In an initial response to Budget 2021, trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors, today said that the Budget fails to lay … Continue reading

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NI Executive must act to extend income guarantee to self-employed construction workers and shut down non-essential works

  Unite the union backs Construction Employers’ Federation call for closure of all non-essential construction sites but demands concurrent protection for workers   Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, called on Executive Ministers in Stormont to extend protections to workers in the … Continue reading

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Stormont must extend income guarantee to self-employed to protect private hire taxi drivers 

Taxi drivers face pauperisation from depot-rent and car-rent charges at time of sharp downturn in fares   Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the Ministers in the Stormont Executive to intervene to extend the Coronavirus income guarantee to … Continue reading

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