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Unite issues warning to poverty pay bosses in Northern Ireland: end the scourge of in-work poverty

Living Wage Foundation raises baseline threshold for pay decency outside London to £8.75 an hour Northern Ireland employers lag behind rest of UK in numbers paying a Living Wage Unite’s Regional Equality officer, Taryn Trainor, welcomed the Living Wage Foundation … Continue reading

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Unite puts Moy Park management on notice over increased use of minimum wage agency workers

Chief Executive Janet McCollum refuses to meet with union to address pay concerns and her support for Pilgrim’s Pride takeover  Moy Park £41 million profit must be used to end scourge of poverty pay and deliver an inflation-busting pay increase … Continue reading

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Moy Park profits must benefit workforce and ensure future employment sustainability

2016 Profits of meat packer amount to £41 million on turnover of £1.4 billion   Unite call for an across the board inflation-busting pay increase and an end to Poverty pay September 18th: Unite Regional Officer for Moy Park, Sean McKeever, … Continue reading

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Latest household income stats confirm work failing to lift workers out of poverty

62% of all Northern Ireland adults in poverty in 2015-16 were living in working households Marginal increase in total incomes in Northern Ireland leaves households lagging far behind rest of UK Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, said that … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching: Industry body admits poverty pay

Unite challenges MEI on low wages August 3rd:  Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today challenged Marketing English in Ireland, the body representing English Language Schools, to defend the low wages paid to teachers.  The call follows an analysis of … Continue reading

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