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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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LRA-mediated talks with Glen Dimplex break down as management refuse staff a Living Wage

Union announces forty-eight hour strike action to be held in coming days as workforce escalates industrial action  Glen Dimplex management refuse to move to end in-work poverty despite group profits of more than €38 million November 8th: Production workers who … 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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Proposed radical reform of NI Ambulance Service is welcome but must be underpinned by level playing field on pay for paramedics

Political failure has led to situation where paramedics in Northern Ireland are paid eight thousand pounds less a year than those in England and Wales  No guarantees that proposals to recruit additional 300 paramedics to meet 50% surge in demand … Continue reading

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Preparations underway for industrial action after Dale Farm Ltd management refuse to address workers’ pay claim

Maintenance workers across three Dale Farm Ltd sites vote 75% in favour of strike action and 80% for industrial action short of strike Unite representatives invite Dale Farm bosses to last ditch negotiations, including through mediation of Labour Relations Agency … Continue reading

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