Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

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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“Insulting” Minimum Wage increase would widen inequality gap

Unite says 10 cent increase means real pay cut after inflation Low Pay Commission recommendation does not take account of soaring profits July 19th: Trade union Unite today slammed what it termed an “insulting” recommendation by the Low Pay Commission, … Continue reading

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Castle Court cleaners to be balloted on strike action over night shift redundancies

Robinson’s Services workers to be balloted following eight unnecessary redundancies Under management proposals cleaners on minimum wage would be expected to pay for taxis home at 3am April 14th: Davy Edmont, Unite officer for Robinson’s cleaning staff working in the … Continue reading

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