Monthly Archives: July 2016

TTIP/CETA: Government must heed new poll findings and call referendum on toxic deals

Red C poll finds 74 per cent want TTIP/CETA put to referendum Desire for referendum even higher among young people, women July 28th: Responding to the latest Red C poll findings on the proposed TTIP and CETA deals, which found … Continue reading

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No justification for QUB management proposal to increase fees

NI Executive must take control of funding provided for higher education to ensure working-class children are not excluded Proposals to increase fees further indefensible at a time when senior management draw six figure salaries and students are leaving with five … Continue reading

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Draft Programme for Government Framework inadequate to meet the challenges facing Northern Ireland

NI Executive must include targets for Manufacturing employment, R&D Investment, Productivity and Living Wage Unite committed to continued positive engagement with parties to advance growth, equality and reconciliation July 22nd: Speaking as his union submitted their response to the draft … Continue reading

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Executive parties must guarantee social, economic and environmental protections will not be downgraded by Brexit

Northern Ireland citizens must not suffer any diminution of workplace rights, health and safety protections or environmental safeguards NI Executive should investigate the reintroduction of selective financial assistance for Manufacturing to mitigate adverse Brexit impact July 21st: Speaking as the … Continue reading

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Waterford Airport must issue statement on strike-breaker recruitment

Industrial action started this morning Strike follows unilateral imposition of hours cut July 20th: Unite today called on Waterford Regional Airport to confirm or deny whether they are recruiting strike-breakers.  Workers at the airport began indefinite strike action this morning.   … Continue reading

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