Tag Archives: Living Standards

Unite calls on new Government to restore Social Protection payments

Union says 15% increase required to restore payments to 2009 levels in real terms Unemployed have suffered 56% increase in deprivation since 2009 May 9th: Unite today  called on the new Government to restore Social Protection payments, which were cut … Continue reading

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Unite brands Government submission to Low Pay Commission “mischievous and misleading”

May 14th: Unite today (Thursday May 14th) described the submission made by the Department of Finance to the Low Pay Commission as ‘mischievous and misleading’. Commenting, the Ireland Secretary of Unite, Jimmy Kelly, said: “It is almost unprecedented for one … Continue reading

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NERI data confirms Northern Ireland has suffered worst decline in living standards

Northern Ireland average living standards now the lowest of any UK region Need for NI Executive to re-think economic policy and focus on expanding manufacturing base April 13: Unite’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, indicated that the latest research provided by Tom … Continue reading

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Unite highlights opportunities for growing NI enterprise and raising living standards

Jimmy Kelly: Northern Ireland deserves a modern and dynamic economy November 25th: Addressing an audience of MLAs and business leaders in Stormont’s Long Gallery today, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said that Northern Ireland deserved a modern and dynamic economy … Continue reading

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