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Moy Park strike ballot called by Unite in defence of workforce terms and conditions

Strike ballot of more than three thousand Unite members in largest Northern Ireland employer will proceed in coming weeks April 15th: Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer representing Unite’s members at Moy Park sites across Northern Ireland confirmed that the union … Continue reading

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Strike action at Balcas, Enniskillen ends as workforce votes overwhelmingly to accept vastly improved pay offer

Two year pay deal is worth more than one thousand pounds a worker in first year with guaranteed above-inflation pay increase in year two First successful private-sector industrial action in Fermanagh in more than a decade has electrified workers in … Continue reading

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Encirc workers in Derrylin to be balloted on industrial action after overwhelming rejection of below-inflation pay offer in consultative ballot

April 5th: Derrylin result follows decisive vote by Encirc workforce in Elton, Cheshire rejecting inadequate management pay offer Unite to establish Encirc joint-bargaining spanning Irish sea with strike ballot planned to proceed concurrently across both sites Michael Keenan, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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48 hour strike action at Balcas set to proceed within days as management obstinately refuse workforce pay claim

April 4th: Pickets will be placed on gates of Fermanagh-based woodchip production company from 6am Tuesday [April 9th] Workforce determined to secure decent pay from a business which has benefited hugely from Renewable Heating Initiative scheme Gareth Scott, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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British Council research shows lack of jobs, precarity and low pay are the biggest concerns for young people in Northern Ireland

More than half surveyed say that lack of jobs and low pay are great challenges to young people Study confirms growing lack of trust in government but appetite for political and social engagement and participation January 8th: Unite the union … Continue reading

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