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ABP Meats Chief Executive plans to scrap meagre Covid premium to low pay meatpacking workforce is a disgraceful act of corporate greed

Frontline Meatpackers at ABP Craigavon who continued to work despite Covid-19 pandemic threat to sector left deeply angered over threat to pull premium of a mere tenner a day Workers continue to face extra Covid costs due to lack of … Continue reading

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council must rethink plans to slash pay of furloughed staff

NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn the decision taken to slash staff wages at the council meeting on Thursday 14th May 2020. Representatives of all three staff trade unions, NIPSA, GMB and Unite denounced the confirmation by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough … Continue reading

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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council must rethink plans to slash staff wages on furlough

In a Joint Statement, NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn plans forced through in secret at special council meeting Alan Law, on behalf of NIPSA said: “council officers assured the Trade Unions that plans to furlough staff would be at 100% … Continue reading

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Kerry Foods denies furlough to front-line workers despite medical advice that they should be shielding

Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh challenged management on their refusal to extend furlough to vulnerable, low-paid workers. “A number of employees who provided management with written, medical evidence that they should shield as … Continue reading

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Solution to filling hospitality vacancies is paying more and improving working conditions not lowering salary thresholds

In response to Brexit labour supply pressures, employers must move to make hospitality and tourism attractive sectors for young workers Unite Hospitality Campaign Coordinator, Neil Moore, criticised the UK government’s new hard-right migration controls but also challenged Northern Ireland employers … Continue reading

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