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Harkin: Council unanimously backs employees pay calls for

Individuals Earlier than Revenue Councillor Shaun Harkin

Individuals Earlier than Revenue Councillor Shaun Harkin has stated that Derry Metropolis and Strabane District Council has unanimously backed pay calls for by BT and Royal Mail employees.

Mentioned Cllr Harkin: “Derry & Strabane Council has despatched an essential message by unanimously backing my movement condemning elitist makes an attempt to scapegoat employees for the inflation disaster and increasing its full assist for Royal Mail and BT Group employees’ calls for for price of residing pay rises.

“Authorities, each Westminster and Stormont, has did not successfully reply to the price of residing disaster with emergency worth caps, revenue caps and a spread of different measures that might have eased the influence on folks throughout our communities.

“As a substitute, Westminster and Stormont compounded the hardship disaster by imposing actual phrases wage cuts on public sector employees and by failing to extend advantages in step with inflation.

“Employees have been given no selection however to poll for strike motion for actual pay rises reflecting rising prices. This contains BT Group employees and Royal Mail employees.

“There’s little question the Tories and mouthpieces for company elites are trying to painting employees combating for pay rises as grasping, irresponsible and intent on creating summer season chaos. None of that is true.

“A number of reviews, together with an investigation by UNITE, have demonstrated how company profiteering is on the centre of driving rising prices.

“Main companies are making document earnings and rewarding their bosses with large pay rises, together with at BT Group and Royal Mail.

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“Nevertheless, employees are being informed there’s nothing however actual phrases pay cuts on supply. That is top of hypocrisy and nobody ought to stand for it.

“Individuals Earlier than Revenue encourage everybody to get behind BT Group, Royal Mail and all employees taking motion for price of residing pay will increase. Solidarity is important for a united price of residing motion that stands up for everybody throughout our communities.”

Individuals Earlier than Revenue Cllr Shaun Harkin’s movement handed at June Derry & Strabane full Council Assembly:

Council opposes claims by Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Financial institution of England chief Andrew Bailey that employees pay is liable for rising prices.

Council condemns the choice by Royal Mail bosses and BT Group bosses to impose actual phrases pay cuts on its workforce whereas inflation is working at above 11%.

Council notes the £400M payout to shareholders by Royal Mail in 2021 and BT Group’s annual revenue of £1.3B.

Council helps the rejection of beneath inflation wage proposals contributing to a hardship emergency disaster by Royal Mail, BT, EE and Openreach employees and their union, the Communication Employees Union.

Council urges all residents throughout our District to again the calls for of Royal Mail, BT, EE and Openreach employees for price of residing disaster pay rises and pledges its full assist to all motion, together with industrial, employees and their union are pressured to take.

Council will write to Royal Mail and BT Group bosses to convey our anger at their therapy of its workforce, who embrace our District residents, and to precise our assist for employees’ calls for. Council will invite CWU representatives for a presentation to members.

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Harkin: Council unanimously backs employees pay calls for was final modified: July fifth, 2022 by cassoscoop