Tag Archives: Stormont

NI Executive must act to extend income guarantee to self-employed construction workers and shut down non-essential works

  Unite the union backs Construction Employers’ Federation call for closure of all non-essential construction sites but demands concurrent protection for workers   Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, called on Executive Ministers in Stormont to extend protections to workers in the … Continue reading

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Stormont must extend income guarantee to self-employed to protect private hire taxi drivers 

Taxi drivers face pauperisation from depot-rent and car-rent charges at time of sharp downturn in fares   Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the Ministers in the Stormont Executive to intervene to extend the Coronavirus income guarantee to … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Johnson’s shutdown statement causes huge confusion and leaves workers at risk

Only appropriate response to Coronavirus threat is to shutdown all non-essential production putting employees on fully-paid leave for duration   Workers in essential production and businesses must be kept safe or sent home   Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for … Continue reading

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Thousands of hospitality workers laid off in last twenty-four hours with thousands more facing jobs threat

Some of the biggest names in Northern Ireland hospitality close their doors in face of Coronavirus downturn leaving thousands of workers facing destitution A week after Unite opened a survey of its members in the hospitality sector the results obtained … Continue reading

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Private hire taxi drivers seek three-month holiday on depot-rents from taxi company bosses as Coronavirus impacts income

Taxi drivers across Northern Ireland are organising in Unite the union to defend their livelihoods Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the owners of taxi companies operating across Northern Ireland to suspend charges and help their drivers stay … Continue reading

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