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Latest household income stats confirm work failing to lift workers out of poverty

62% of all Northern Ireland adults in poverty in 2015-16 were living in working households Marginal increase in total incomes in Northern Ireland leaves households lagging far behind rest of UK Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, said that … Continue reading

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Workers to challenge Causeway Coast & Glens Councillors on Poverty Pay

Unite members will seek support for Living Wage pay commitment ahead of Coleraine council meeting tonight [Tuesday, June 27th 6pm] June 27th: Unite Regional Officer Gareth Scott confirmed his union’s members would seek to engage councillors at Causeway Coast & … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland workers must join a fighting union to secure pay increases and better work-life balance

Northern Ireland men work longest hours in UK, women losing hours as part-time working grows Average UK wages after inflation lower than what it was twelve years ago, with Northern Ireland wages even lower June 14th: Jimmy Kelly, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Workers to challenge Causeway Coast & Glens Councillors over failure to address Poverty Pay

Unite members will seek support for Living Wage pay commitment ahead of Coleraine council meeting tomorrow [Tuesday, May 23rd] Unite Regional Officer Gareth Scott confirmed his union’s members would seek to engage councillors at Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council … Continue reading

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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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