Tag Archives: #Unite4Better

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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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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Workers at Allied Bakeries vote to accept improved pay offer and end industrial action

Result confirms that union-organised workforces can win Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite, commended the workforce at Allied Bakeries in Northern Ireland whose decisive and powerful strike action on Sunday won a significantly improved pay offer which was subsequently … Continue reading

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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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