Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bus Éireann: Unite members vote unanimously for strike action

January 31st: Unite today announced that its members in Bus Éireann have voted unanimously in favour of strike action. The news follows the company’s threatened unilateral implementation of a drastic cuts package on February 20th. Commenting, Unite Regional Officer Willie … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland industry can compete and win globally but needs real ambition from our political representatives

Packed conference hears united voice of trade unions and employers calling for real action as part of an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland Conference speakers include Howard Beckett, Assistant General Secretary of Unite; Dave Anderson MP, Shadow Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Management intransigence and ministerial inaction precipitating crisis

Reiterating call for stakeholder forum, Unite warns members’ patience running out Grant Thornton report must be published January 28th: Responding to the latest letter to staff from Bus Éireann CEO Ray Hernan, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley today voiced exasperation … Continue reading

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Executive parties must commit to long-term funding of vital Youth Services

Staff left anxious for future after receipt of protective notice letters from Education Authority January 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Taryn Trainor, who represents the union’s membership in the Youth Service sector called for all Assembly parties to commit themselves to … Continue reading

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