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Northern Ireland workers must join a fighting union to secure pay increases and better work-life balance

Northern Ireland men work longest hours in UK, women losing hours as part-time working grows Average UK wages after inflation lower than what it was twelve years ago, with Northern Ireland wages even lower June 14th: Jimmy Kelly, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Public sector pay proposals: modest advances long overdue as workers wait 12 years for restoration

Unite to consult with members in advance of balloting June 9th: Trade union Unite said today that the ‘modest advances’ made during negotiations for a successor to the Lansdowne Road Agreement were long overdue given that, by the end of … Continue reading

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#1PillWillKill Mural to be unveiled today on Twaddell Avenue in Belfast

Unite-sponsored mural highlights dangers of drugs at interface junction Unveiling event will be addressed by Vinny Hurrell and Frank Mitchell as well as Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly June 1st: Speaking ahead of the event Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert … Continue reading

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Economy, workers’ rights centre stage as Unite Policy Conference kicks off

Workers must not pay price for Brexit, says Jimmy Kelly Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy conference kicked off this morning (Tuesday May 23rd) with debates on the economy and workers’ rights.  The agenda is available for download here, and below are … Continue reading

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Unite commemorates legacy of LGBT activist, Mark Ashton, by launching a bursary for young people’s solidarity projects

Unite the union will launch its Mark Ashton bursary this evening [7pm, Thursday May 18th] as part of LGBT awareness week. The bursary worth up to £300 will be available is aimed at young people developing projects which shows solidarity … Continue reading

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