Monthly Archives: December 2016

Breakthrough in Swissport dispute as Unite calls off Christmas strike action

December 21st: A breakthrough on the pay and conditions of baggage handlers, check-in staff and ground crew employed by Swissport has seen Unite, the workers’ union, announce today (Tuesday) that a pre-Christmas strike has been called off. The 48 hour … Continue reading

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Attempt by NAMA receiver to evict homeless from Apollo House reminiscent of worst excesses of Victorian-era landlordism

Unite Regional Secretary blasts NAMA receivers for ‘No Room at the Inn’ attitude Forcing homeless back onto streets in the heart of winter will result in more deaths amidst government inaction December 20th: Speaking ahead of the court case [tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Unite confident that ‘fairness will prevail’ and Swissport airport strike action can be avoided

Management have a responsibility to public to make realistic pay offer and avoid severe disruption over holiday period Ahead of ACAS negotiations, Unite Regional Officer blasts as misleading letter issued by management to workforce December 20th: Ahead of ACAS negotiations, … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas 48-hour strike action of cargo and baggage handlers announced for Belfast International and Belfast City Airports

Swissport workers to commence first two-day strike action from 00.01 December 23rd following 62.5% vote to reject below-inflation pay offer Management must be responsible and make realistic pay offer to avoid severe disruption over holiday period December 16th: Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Executive must deliver warm homes for Northern Ireland pensioners

Northern Ireland only UK region where older persons unable to access £140 discount towards home heating costs December 16th: In light of the recent exposé of the Renewable Heating Incentive scandal, Unite Equalities Officer, Taryn Trainor, called on the Northern … Continue reading

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