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Irish retail staff at Penneys seek pay rise
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Irish retail staff at Penneys seek pay rise PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 May 2014 09:01

Four thousand Irish retail staff employed by Penneys, the cut-price clothing firm which is part of the Primark group, are seeking a pay rise. The current wage agreement is due to expire in June. Officials from the Mandate trade union are reported to have begun talks with Penneys management.

Belfast city council staff strike threat over outsourcing plans

Workers employed by Belfast city council are threatening strike action over the council’s plans to outsource leisure facilities currently run by the council. The staff are members of the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) who say 300 jobs would be at risk if the outsourcing proposals go ahead. A council committee meeting last Friday endorsed the decision to outsource the facilities. The proposal was to be put to the full council meeting, scheduled for May 1. NIPSA planned to lobby and protest the meeting at Belfast City Hall.

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Unions representing health staff across Northern Ireland have threatened strike action, after glitches occurred in a new payroll system, which has left thousands of staff underpaid. The 6 Counties health minister Edwin Poots has come under sustained criticism for failing to get to grips with the problems, which have been going on several months. (wsws)

 

 

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