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DfI Roads workers at Woodburn depot to strike over inaction on management bullying

After 90.9 percent strike vote, workforce pickets to be deployed at Woodburn DfI Roads in Derry/Londonderry during twenty-four strike, which starts midnight on Thursday, July 22rd Road Service workers’ union Unite warns first twenty-four hour stoppage at Woodburn likely to escalate … 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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Right to picket during lockdown secured following Unite legal challenge

Striking Hovis workers welcome commitment by Department of Health to exempt picket lines from regulation Three day amendment to Covid regulation reflects benefit of employment law being devolved in Northern Ireland Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite welcomed confirmation from … 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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