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Universal Credit causing misery and hardship for families in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland households claiming the new all-in-one benefit, Universal Credit are being plunged into misery and hardship Westminster government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit before even more families are forced into poverty 23rd May: As part of … Continue reading

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Bosses must remove threat to Moy Park workforce shift premiums to avoid strike ballot

Deep resentment felt over bosses’ attempts to squeeze $50 million ‘savings’ out of Moy Park workers for new owners Pilgrim’s Pride Moy Park struggling to sustain production as more than one thousand leave employment in last six months May 15th: … Continue reading

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Unite pickets placed on Belfast Taxis at 8.30am tomorrow morning in industrial dispute

In pay talks, Taxi bosses tie minimalist pay offer to significant changes to workers’ terms and conditions Unite Regional Officer, Sean Smyth, confirmed his union’s membership would be picketing outside Belfast Taxi from 8.30am tomorrow morning [Wednesday March 14th]: “Unite … Continue reading

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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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UK government must intervene to deliver pay increase for Northern Ireland’s healthcare workers

Due to local political failure, Northern Ireland is now only UK region where NHS workers are still denied a budgeted one percent pay increase Question asked why Department of Health cannot make decision to raise pay but has no difficulties … Continue reading

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