Tag Archives: Zero Hours Contracts

Queens University must avail of eleventh hour opportunity to furlough students union workers to avoid escalating campaign for wage justice

HMRC officials stand ready to receive application from Queens to furlough and backdate payments for student union workers ahead of midnight deadline Unite legal department letter highlights that HMRC guidelines have been changed to remove any impediment to use of … Continue reading

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Disgraceful Queens University decision leaves zero-hours workers facing impoverishment

Official University response to collective grievance offers no hope to workers, 45 percent of whom have had to lost their accommodation due to financial hardship Unite Hospitality organiser, Neil Moore, blasted the response of Queens University to a collective grievance … Continue reading

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Stormont Executive must intervene to support livelihoods and skills of hospitality and tourism workers

After meeting Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, Unite delegation calls for direct financial payments to hospitality workers as previous handouts to businesses have not been passed onto workers on reduced hours and facing redundancy Call for ban on exploitative practices such … Continue reading

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Stormont must act to defend zero hours and self-employed workers who face immediate threat of joblessness

Central government must go further to support devolved administrations Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock called on the Northern Ireland Executive to act urgently to protect workers who had already lost their jobs or who faced the prospect of unemployment in … Continue reading

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NI Executive must follow New Zealand and legislate to ban Zero-Hours contracts

Latest ONS figures show part-time workers, women and young people at highest risk from wage insecurity Growth of zero-hours, minimum wage and agency working reflects ‘race-to-the-bottom’ economic policies September 8th: Responding to a release by the Office of National Statistics … Continue reading

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