Tag Archives: Inflation

Unite serves notice of strike ballot of workers at Local Authorities, Education Authority and Housing Executive

Northern Ireland Unite members to vote on industrial action alongside council workers in England and Wales Union urges members to vote yes for 10 percent after strong rejection of employers’ insulting 1.75 percent pay offer Unite today has served notice … Continue reading

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Warning of empty shelves at Tescos across Northern Ireland after ‘offensive’ four percent pay offer sparks UK-wide strike ballot

Unite to ballot lorry drivers and warehouse workers at Tesco Belfast distribution centre on strike action Union is balloting 3,500 Tesco lorry driver and warehouse workers on strike action at the Belfast, Didcot, Doncaster and Thurrock regional distribution centres. The decision to ballot follows rejection of … Continue reading

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Tory government’s National Insurance hike aims to make workers pay for costs of rationed and privatised Social Care provision

Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock challenged the Tory government on its decision to raise national insurance contributions by 1.25 percent under cover of funding social care in a Covid crisis. “The increase of 1.25 percent on national insurance from April … Continue reading

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Unite to ballot members working at Allied Bakeries in Belfast on strike action over pay dispute

Existing pay offer from management is blasted as an insult to lowly-paid workers Sean McKeever, Regional Officer, confirmed his union was proceeding to ballot its members in Allied Bakeries after the latest management pay offer was rejected by the workforce … Continue reading

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All out strike action by female administrative workers commences at Belfast Taxis

Female workers picket Black Taxis headquarters on King Street after continued management inaction on longstanding pay demands Questions over community interest company bosses’ attitude to women workers with no females on Board, in full-time management staff and only one female … Continue reading

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