Tag Archives: low pay

Latest CSO figures explode public sector pay premium myth

Time to debate on basis of fact March 15th: Unite has welcomed today’s report from the CSO which dispels popular myths about public-private sector pay differentials and instead shows that, overall, public sector workers are paid slightly less than comparable … Continue reading

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Latest Labour Force Survey statistics highlight growth of low-wage economy

LFS statistics show 5.5% fall in average full-time wages in Northern Ireland over past twelve months February 15th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded to the latest quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics published today [February 15th] by the … Continue reading

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council becomes third in Northern Ireland to become a Living Wage employer

Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, calls on other councils to follow-suit and lead fight against poverty pay Decision reflects growing confidence of trade union movement in council area Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly welcomed a commitment from Fermanagh and Omagh … Continue reading

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Lowest-paid will be biggest winners from forthcoming round of private sector pay claims

Minimum wage workers set to benefit by 50 cent per hour in bid to tackle poverty pay November 17th: Workers earning the Minimum Wage of €9.15 per hour – whose hourly pay will be increased by just 10c per hour … Continue reading

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Ministerial u-turn on pay for healthcare workers in face of industrial ballot threat

Decision a victory for common sense which will provide relief to low paid health care workers Announcement comes as UNITE and UNISON unions were initiating ballots on industrial action July 19th: Kevin McAdam, Unite lead officer with responsibility for Health … Continue reading

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