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Direct Earnings Attachments threaten to push low-pay workers out of legal employment

Department for Communities places responsibility on Employers for debt collection relating to social security overpayments Impact on low income households likely severe as guidance allows repayments to 40% of net earnings November 10th: Unite Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, expressed his … Continue reading

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Outgoing NIC-ICTU chair challenges policy of ‘blood sacrifice’ of 20,000 public sector workers to pay for lowering corporation tax

Warns Stormont that it cannot turn the Trade Union movement on and off when there are difficulties with the Peace Process Trade union movement must apply methods of yesterday, in conditions of today, for a better tomorrow April 12th: Jackie … Continue reading

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Budget 2014 leaves NI workers empty-handed says Unite

March 19th: In an initial response to Budget 2014, Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said the measures announced today ‘leave Northern Ireland’s workers empty-handed’.  Mr Kelly said that the continued focus on spending cuts rather than investment would hit Northern … Continue reading

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