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Unite survey of striking housing workers exposes shocking impact of poverty pay at NIHE

90% struggling to make ends meet, 73% borrowing to get by, one-in-three forced to use foodbanks A Unite the union survey of its members working for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has exposed the scale of the financial pressures bearing … Continue reading

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Glen Dimplex in Portadown must end cycle of poverty pay by offering workers a decent pay rise

Unite has made a counter-offer to management to end debilitating strike and awaits management response First day of strike action at home heater manufacturer resulted in a collapse in production. Two more strike days to follow. Nine out of ten … Continue reading

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Glen Dimplex UK Ltd in Portadown served with notice of strike action after 96 percent of workforce vote for action in strike ballot for a Living Wage

First three day strike action is due to commence with workforce pickets forming at 6am Wednesday November 10th for three days ending 3pm Friday November 12th Unite the union warns of likelihood that initial strike action will escalate to all … Continue reading

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DHL Supply Chain operating at Spirit AeroSystems served with notice of strike action commencing next week after unanimous vote by workforce

Unite the union warns strike will impact all aspects of Spirit AeroSystems production in Northern Ireland as DHL workforce handles every part from the rivets to the wings After an industrial ballot returned a 100 percent vote for strike action … Continue reading

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Low paid, frontline Thompsons’ feedmill workers insulted with pay increase of as little as seven pence an hour while millions go to shareholders in dividends

Accounts confirm company profits of more than four million a year, 70 percent paid out to coupon-clippers as dividends, while workers offered a bare 0.6 percent pay increase Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, challenged the insulting pay offer of a … Continue reading

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