Tag Archives: Michael Keenan

Unite survey of striking housing workers exposes shocking impact of poverty pay at NIHE

90% struggling to make ends meet, 73% borrowing to get by, one-in-three forced to use foodbanks A Unite the union survey of its members working for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has exposed the scale of the financial pressures bearing … Continue reading

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Housing Executive workers’ strike for improved pay to continue for a further four weeks

Absence of any movement from NIHE management on 1.75% offer “galling”. Unite the union confirmed that it had lodged notification that the four week strike action being taken by its members working in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive will continue for … Continue reading

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Union issues strike notice after Northern Ireland Housing Executive fails to up pay offer.

Four week strike will have severe impact on housing services.  Strike involving 300 Unite members will start on Monday 5 September. Unite the union has confirmed that it has given the Northern Ireland Housing Executive seven day notice of a … Continue reading

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NI Executive must act to extend income guarantee to self-employed construction workers and shut down non-essential works

  Unite the union backs Construction Employers’ Federation call for closure of all non-essential construction sites but demands concurrent protection for workers   Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, called on Executive Ministers in Stormont to extend protections to workers in the … Continue reading

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Workers at twelve Belfast leisure centres to be balloted on strike action in pursuit of six percent pay rise

Local political parties asked to bring back municipal leisure services into council management and provide all leisure workers a pay uplift Michael Keenan, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that his union would be balloting its members working for outsourced management company, … Continue reading

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