Tag Archives: poverty

Brendan Ogle: Trade unions cannot allow lowest-paid workers to be abandoned

Unite welcomes Congress decision to withdraw from Low Pay Commission September 23rd: Unite’s Senor Officer in the Republic of Ireland, Brendan Ogle, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the decision by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to withdraw from the Low Pay Commission … Continue reading

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Unite issues warning to poverty pay bosses in Northern Ireland: end the scourge of in-work poverty

Living Wage Foundation raises baseline threshold for pay decency outside London to £8.75 an hour Northern Ireland employers lag behind rest of UK in numbers paying a Living Wage Unite’s Regional Equality officer, Taryn Trainor, welcomed the Living Wage Foundation … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must deliver for Just-About-Managing Households

UK in-work poverty surges as average wages in Northern Ireland fall further behind those in UK or Republic of Ireland Draft Programme for Government fails to include indicators on raising pay, productivity or investment in the economy December 7th: Following … Continue reading

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Direct Earnings Attachments threaten to push low-pay workers out of legal employment

Department for Communities places responsibility on Employers for debt collection relating to social security overpayments Impact on low income households likely severe as guidance allows repayments to 40% of net earnings November 10th: Unite Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, expressed his … Continue reading

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Working poor cannot take another Budget hit says Unite, as figures show doubling of in-work deprivation

One in every five people working experiences deprivation October 3rd: Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said today that the working poor cannot take another hit in the forthcoming Budget.  Mr Kelly was commenting on the union’s latest Economic Comment, Take-Home … Continue reading

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