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Nicholson & Bass workers print workers seek justice after being laid-off with no notice or redundancy payments

Unite lodges legal claims for workforce at former Belfast printers over unfair dismissal  Regional Officer for Unite, Brian Hewitt, confirmed that his union would be initiating legal claims for workers at Nicholson and Bass fourteen of whom have been recently … Continue reading

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Workers ‘used and unappreciated’ by Mitie security while Belfast City Airport contests for ‘Airport of the World’ award

In Unite survey, airport security workers report health and safety concerns; 94 percent ‘undervalued’ by their employer Some Mitie security officers expected to work eight and a half hours shifts without access to drinking water Unite Regional Officer, George Brash … Continue reading

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Exploitation of young workers in ‘unpaid shifts’ now rampant across Northern Ireland hospitality sector 

Unite exposes scale of use of unpaid shifts by unscrupulous bosses and demands fair pay for work performed In absence of legislation to outlaw practice, the only protection young workers have is to join a union and get organised to … Continue reading

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Planned strike action at Dale Farm Ltd postponed as union ballots members on improved management pay offer

Forty-eight hour strike action by maintenance workers was due to start at 6am on Sunday will not now proceed September 7th: Liam Gallagher, speaking for the union’s membership at Dale Farm, confirmed that an initial forty-eight hour strike planned to … Continue reading

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Christmas cancelled for tens of thousands of Northern Ireland families being forced onto flawed Universal Credit regime

As part of Unite’s nationwide day of action against Universal Credit a protest is set for Department of Communities on Saturday December 2nd at 1pm.   This year Christmas will be cancelled for thousands of families in Northern Ireland who … Continue reading

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