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Increased Living Wage figure highlights poverty gap between low pay and high rents

July 3rd: Responding to today’s announcement that the 2019 Living Wage has been calculated as €12.30 per hour – a 40 cent increase – trade union Unite said the increased highlights what Senior Officer Brendan Ogle termed the “poverty gap” … Continue reading

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Dundalk philanthropist Naughton told ‘Charity begins at home’

Glen Dimplex founder challenged on failure to pay Living Wage Unite announces strike action in Portadown following talks breakdown November 11th: Noted philanthropist Martin Naughton, founder of consumer appliance giant Glen Dimplex, has been challenged on the company’s failure to … Continue reading

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Two, day-long strike actions confirmed at Glen Dimplex as workforce doubles down for pay justice

Twenty-four hour strike actions confirmed to run from 7am on Friday November 16th and Monday November 19th Billionaire owner Martin Naughton challenged on his group’s refusal to meet workers’ £8.75 Living wage pay claim November 11th: Regional Coordinating Officer Susan … Continue reading

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Strike action to commence at Glen Dimplex, Portadown from 7am tomorrow

First twenty-four strike action by production workers in pursuit of a Living Wage of £8.75 an hour No excuse for failure of Glen Dimplex management to provide three percent increase in light of group profits of €38 million October 28th: … Continue reading

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2018 NISRA Survey of Hours & Earnings confirms Northern Ireland employees work longer for less

Private sector weekly earnings shows less than one percent real terms (RPI) increase primarily a result of statistic distortion caused by minimum wage jump Public sector pay continues to fall in real terms as austerity pay policies bite and absence … Continue reading

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