Tag Archives: Living Wage

Increased Living Wage figure highlights need to tackle gap between wages and costs

July 4th: Responding to today’s announcement that the 2018 Living Wage has been calculated as €11.90 per hour – a 20 cent increase – trade union Unite said the increase highlights the need to tackle the unsustainable gap between low … Continue reading

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Ballot on all out industrial action imminent at Moy Park over management threats to workforce terms and conditions

Unite warns new owners Pilgrim’s pride must reverse course to avoid massive distribution to UK chicken supplies Workforce voted 95% for strike action to defend shift premium in unofficial ‘consultative’ ballot May 14th: Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for agri-food … Continue reading

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Collective bargaining must be centrepiece of response to in-work poverty

Responding to SJI figures, Unite also highlights need to tackle precariousness, achieve Living Wage March 20th: Responding to figures published by Social Justice Ireland showing that the number of working poor in Ireland has continued to rise despite the economic … Continue reading

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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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