Tag Archives: workers’ rights

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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Public transport remains the safest mode of transport for female passengers, but this needs to be true for workers as well

Translink management must adopt a no tolerance approach to better support staff attacked in the workplace  Figures confirm Translink employees continue to be on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults November 12th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer … Continue reading

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Striking Belfast Taxis admin workers receive strong solidarity from Taxi Drivers who join pickets

Belfast Taxi bosses’ fake-news attempt to misrepresent union position on bus lanes falls flat Unite encourages taxi drivers to join the fightback and unionise to secure better pay for themselves March 28th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean Smyth, called on Belfast … Continue reading

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Belfast City Airport strike suspended after management commit to independent industrial relations audit

Unite the union agree to suspend planned strike action of their baggage-handlers working for Swissport for two weeks pending outcome of review  Management commit to independent audit of industrial relations and to review human resource processes  Speaking after leaving last … Continue reading

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