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Half a century after pay equality act passed, average pay for women in Northern Ireland remains 10 percent lower than for men

Occupations in which women still predominate such as Carers and Cleaners paid less and treated as lower skilled Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer reflected on the fact that today marks a half century since pay equality legislation … Continue reading

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Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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All parties should follow through on their election promises to include restoration of NHS pay parity in Northern Ireland talks process

A cross-party commitment to a payment necessary to avert planned strike action by local NHS workers this Wednesday Welcoming the commencement of fresh inter-party talks on the restoration of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive, Kevin McAdam Unite Lead officer for … Continue reading

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Engineers at Dundonald International Ice Bowl to be balloted on industrial action in end of May

Industrial action likely to coincide with first Northern Ireland bowling open to be held in Dundonald in twelve years  Blame for escalation lies squarely with approach of management in Lisburn & Castlereagh City council in pay equality talks Davy McMurray, … Continue reading

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Proposed radical reform of NI Ambulance Service is welcome but must be underpinned by level playing field on pay for paramedics

Political failure has led to situation where paramedics in Northern Ireland are paid eight thousand pounds less a year than those in England and Wales  No guarantees that proposals to recruit additional 300 paramedics to meet 50% surge in demand … Continue reading

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