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Education Authority challenged by Unite to end ‘poverty pay’ as strike action recommences

As education workers return to picket-lines this morning, Unite the union called on the Education Authority to engage in talks to end poverty pay in Northern Ireland’s school services. The union emphasized that, despite Education Authority’s claims its hands are … Continue reading

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Unite is preparing to ballot members at Collins Aerospace on strike action after workforce rejects latest inadequate pay offer

Collins Aerospace remains profitable despite aerospace downturn and can afford to pay workers more After a second rejection by the workforce of the latest below-inflation pay offer from management, Unite confirmed that it was proceeding to ballot workers on strike … Continue reading

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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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