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Stormont must act to defend zero hours and self-employed workers who face immediate threat of joblessness

Central government must go further to support devolved administrations Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock called on the Northern Ireland Executive to act urgently to protect workers who had already lost their jobs or who faced the prospect of unemployment in … Continue reading

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Further update : Essential information for workers facing layoff and/or requiring Department of Social Protection support

March 16th: With regard to the COVID-19 situation, further updates have been issued through the Department of Employment & Social Protection to Trade Unions. This information focuses on workers in lay-off situations and requiring and needing to deal with the … Continue reading

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The Authentic Food Company: Unite obtains assurances on social welfare entitlements

Department will approve claims for Unemployment Benefit in advance of liquidation completion Trade union Unite, which represents workers in Dundalk’s The Authentic Food Company plant, today (Thursday) announced that it has obtained assurances from the Department of Social Protection that … Continue reading

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Unite calls on new Government to restore Social Protection payments

Union says 15% increase required to restore payments to 2009 levels in real terms Unemployed have suffered 56% increase in deprivation since 2009 May 9th: Unite today  called on the new Government to restore Social Protection payments, which were cut … Continue reading

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Unite calls for suspension of lone parent cuts pending full review, consultation with advocacy groups

Union warns low-paid workers will bear brunt of changes Trade union Unite today (Monday June 29th) called on the Government to suspend the introduction of changes to the One Parent Family Payment scheduled to take effect this coming Thursday. The … Continue reading

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