Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

Stormont Executive must provide additional wage protections for hospitality workers they have locked out of their workplaces

Without supports latest shutdown by Stormont Executive will result in a second wave of redundancies and reductions to incomes Existing UK government’s job support scheme provides hospitality workers with only two thirds of their average hourly wage of £8.84 Speaking … Continue reading

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Brendan Ogle: Trade unions cannot allow lowest-paid workers to be abandoned

Unite welcomes Congress decision to withdraw from Low Pay Commission September 23rd: Unite’s Senor Officer in the Republic of Ireland, Brendan Ogle, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the decision by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to withdraw from the Low Pay Commission … 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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Moy Park and Tayto on list of employers fined for failing to pay their workforce the legal minimum

338 employees at Moy Park denied minimum pay do not work at Unite sites but union seeks urgent meeting with CEO for explanation Wealthy Hutchinson family must answer why their company, Tayto, has had to be fined to pay their … Continue reading

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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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