Tag Archives: Jackie Pollock

Parties urged to amend forthcoming pensions legislation to protect healthy DB schemes

Call comes as Irish Life seeks to close staff DB scheme Union warns 100,000 people vulnerable to unilateral DB scheme closures May 14th: Unite, which represents workers in pensions giant Irish Life, today called on all political parties to cooperate … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness week: employers need to recognise their responsibility for workers’ mental health

One in five Northern Ireland workers suffer some form of mental health problem – 25% more than in England Unite to seek adoption of Equality Commission’s Mental Health Charter as part of all future Northern Ireland workplace pay claims May … Continue reading

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Remarks delivered at Unite seminar on collective bargaining

May 10th: Giving the closing keynote at today’s seminar on collective bargaining organised by Unite the Union, Congress General Secretary Patricia King said:  “There is a clear and direct causal link between low pay, deepening inequality and the absence of … Continue reading

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Irish Life: Decision to close pension scheme down to greed rather than need

Jackie Pollock says workers backed by Unite strike fund amounting to tens of millions April 24th: Speaking on the Irish Life picket line in Dublin today, Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said the decision by Great West Lifeco and Irish … Continue reading

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Political failure means Northern Ireland risks missing out on Heathrow hubs investment

Heathrow long-list of 65 locations, includes six in Northern Ireland, for off-site hub as part of £16 billion airport development project Scottish government has secured hub site for Scotland to create 16,000 jobs – Northern Ireland must get its fair … Continue reading

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