Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bus Eireann: Protest action was motivated by justifiable anger

Ross bears full responsibility for morning transport chaos March 31st: Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Eireann, has stressed that this morning’s protest action was down to the ‘justifiable anger’ felt by Bus Eireann workers at the … Continue reading

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Department of Health’s failure to provide sufficient training places underpins crisis in recruitment

Daisy Hill hospital Emergency Department at risk due to failure to recruit senior staff Closure of Emergency Department will lead to even greater pressures on already overcrowded A&E at Craigavon hospital March 31st: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights must be protected in Brexit process, by a functioning local Assembly

Parties must recommit themselves to power-sharing in order to ensure Northern Ireland’s interests secured Union calls for all Assembly parties to commit to retaining all EU protections for workers and to rescind oppressive anti-union legislation March 31st: Unite Ireland Secretary, … Continue reading

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Levy will lead to sub-standard Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy would penalise employers who already provide upskilling and subsidise ‘cut-cost’ training UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements March 31st: Speaking after an influential committee of MPs … Continue reading

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Shane Ross compromised by long-standing hostility to CIE, NTA

Unite members have no confidence in ‘missing Minister’ Ross must ‘step in or step aside’ March 30th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, today warned that Transport Minister Shane Ross’s long-standing hostility to CIE and the National Transport … Continue reading

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