Tag Archives: Living Wage

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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New Minimum Wage level welcome but still over €2 short of Living Wage

Low pay is bad for business says Kelly July 18th: Unite has welcomed the 30 cent increase to the National Minimum Wage approved by the Cabinet today, but pointed out that the new rate of €9.55 is still over €2 … Continue reading

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Workers to challenge Causeway Coast & Glens Councillors on Poverty Pay

Unite members will seek support for Living Wage pay commitment ahead of Coleraine council meeting tonight [Tuesday, June 27th 6pm] June 27th: Unite Regional Officer Gareth Scott confirmed his union’s members would seek to engage councillors at Causeway Coast & … Continue reading

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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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