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Unite workforce vote overwhelmingly for strike ballot at Balcas over chocolate bar insult for working through Covid lockdown

Two mass workplace meetings at Enniskillen timber mill vote to initiate strike ballot for proper recognition of Covid lockdown effort Management claims that Covid recognition payment is included in a two and a half-year old pay deal are completely rejected … Continue reading

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Hovis talks end without success after management fails to deliver pay parity for Northern Ireland workforce

Picket lines to remain in force at Hovis’ Apollo Road site as bread shortages mount across retail outlets in Northern Ireland Unions invite Hovis management continue engagement through Labour Relations Agency with aim of resolving pay dispute Sean McKeever, Regional … Continue reading

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Bread shortages in Northern Ireland likely this weekend as Hovis workers confirm all-out strike action to proceed

Management offer of a 3 percent pay increase rejected by workforce reps as it does not deliver on Northern Ireland workforce pay parity with Hovis workers in Great Britain Post-Brexit difficulties in marketplace as a result of red tape barriers … Continue reading

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Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots must clarify whether his decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) is a conflict of interest

Agriculture Minister Poots, a member of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, called out on Ministerial Code of Conduct over his decision to deliver on longstanding UFU priority Union warns that abolition of AWB will give green light to employers exploiting highly … Continue reading

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Unite Registered Childminders seek meeting with Education Minister Peter Weir over inadequate support payments

Department of Education’s enhanced financial package amounts to a mere £150 a month in July and August when Covid-19 restrictions impact operations Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, challenged the Northern Ireland Executive on the inadequacy of supports provided to … Continue reading

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