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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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Trade unionists to rally in support of shipyard workers fight to save jobs and skills at Harland and Wolff

Speakers at trade union rally include Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union and Alex Rogan, GMB convenor at Ferguson Marine Rally to proceed concurrently with Belfast City Council manufacturing forum meeting at which union representatives will … 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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UK and Ireland-wide survey confirms scale of workplace problems in Northern Ireland’s community and voluntary sector

Survey of more than 2,500 working in the sector confirms stress, low-pay, management bullying are leading to low staff morale and mental health challenges Unite Equalities Officer, Taryn Trainor, called for workers in the community and voluntary sector to join … Continue reading

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