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Unite members at Ulster Carpets in Portadown to vote on strike action after managers’ ‘move the goalposts’ on wage negotiations. 

Ulster carpets’ Managing Director Nick Coburn CBE challenged on his refusal to back date pay deal costing each worker £700. Despite the sharp Covid downturn, Ulster Carpets Holdings Ltd continued to enjoy success and rack up the profits. In 2021 … Continue reading

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Agricultural employers must pay their workers more if they want to end widespread labour shortages impacting harvest of fruit and vegetables across Northern Ireland

Unite submits response to DAERA consultation opposing proposed abolition of Agricultural Wages Board by DUP Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots seeks abolition of Agricultural Wages Board Agricultural field and farm work is tough and exhausting – workers need to be properly … Continue reading

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Hovis workers vote with a majority of 79 percent to accept latest, improved pay offer from management and end their 11 day strike action

Unite welcomes increased pay offer as decisive victory for workforce achieved through collective organisation and industrial militancy Pay deal includes 8 percent increase over two years, with first increase backdated to January 2021, as well as LRA conducted industrial relations … Continue reading

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Mass meeting of striking Hovis workers votes with a majority of 84 percent to reject ‘insulting’ pay offer from management

Latest rejection, amidst management provocations, confirms how Hovis bosses have once again underestimated their own workforce Sean McKeever, Regional Officer for Unite reported that a vote conducted at mass, socially-distanced meeting at the Hovis’ Apollo Road site, striking members of both … 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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