Monthly Archives: April 2017

Antrim & Newtownabbey Council proposals to outsource waste collection completely unacceptable

General waste bin collection in Newtownabbey, and compostable bin collection in Antrim, under threat of transfer to private operators Fears that other council services including litter collection and leisure services may follow suit April 11th: Following a meeting with management, … Continue reading

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MABS: Varadkar must return to drawing board after Government defeat

Unite members ‘baffled’ by moves to scrap winning formula Imperative that any change be driven by MABS users and workers April 10th: Unite members working for the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) have called on Social Protection Minister Leo … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Unite accepts WRC invitation but says pickets will remain

April 4th: Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has welcomed the invitation to talks issued by the WRC and said it will be attending the talks in an effort to find a resolution to the twelve-day-old dispute, although … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching booming on backs of workers

As sector grows by 11%, Unite highlights low pay, unpaid hours and precarious work Bruton must focus on quality of jobs as well as quantity of students April 4th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today  highlighted poor working conditions … Continue reading

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Antrim & Newtownabbey Council proposals to outsource bin collection threaten workers’ jobs and service cohesion

Unite will engage with management over council proposals and to defend members’ interests Outsourcing bin collection can undermine the ability to deliver a cohesive approach to waste reduction and recycling initiatives April 3rd: In response to media inquiries, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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