Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

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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New Minimum Wage level welcome but still over €2 short of Living Wage

Low pay is bad for business says Kelly July 18th: Unite has welcomed the 30 cent increase to the National Minimum Wage approved by the Cabinet today, but pointed out that the new rate of €9.55 is still over €2 … Continue reading

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First one-day strike to proceed at Nitronica, Ballynahinch tomorrow

Union call on Nitronica management to get real on pay improvement for low-wage workers May 4th: Unite the union’s Regional Coordinating Officer, Davy Thompson, called on management at Ballynahinch-based electronic systems suppliers, Nitronica, to make a realistic pay offer for … Continue reading

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Department of Health accused of devaluing vital care work

Unite slams two-tier Minimum Wage suggestion October 20th: Unite today accused the Department of Health of devaluing the essential work performed by around 4,000 care staff who “sleep over” while caring for vulnerable people.  The union was responding to reports … Continue reading

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