Unite leadership to brief shop stewards on new pay deal

The leadership of the Unite trade union is due to brief shop stewards today on the reasons why it is seeking rejection of the recently agreed national pay deal.

Unite’s 60,000 members are due to vote on the deal over the coming weeks.

The leadership says that the agreement fails to deliver on a list of essential requirements for working people and effectively ignores the lowest-paid.

Regional secretary Jimmy Kelly says that the massive government favours offered to Ireland's bankers and builders stands in sharp contrast to the meagre pay rise offered to ordinary people.

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