Monthly Archives: April 2018

Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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Greenwich Leisure Limited corner-cutting is impacting health & safety at Belfast Leisure Centres

Unite announces ‘May Day March’ on City Hall to demand municipal leisure centres are returned to in-house management Outsourced management company’s cuts to pool maintenance workers leave Jacuzzis green and pools without chlorine April 25th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, … Continue reading

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Irish Life: Decision to close pension scheme down to greed rather than need

Jackie Pollock says workers backed by Unite strike fund amounting to tens of millions April 24th: Speaking on the Irish Life picket line in Dublin today, Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said the decision by Great West Lifeco and Irish … Continue reading

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Irish Life dispute: Second strike day set for April 24th

Irish workers squeezed as Great West Lifeco dividends rise Union challenges company to explain why Ireland singled out for scheme closure April 19th:  Unite today announced that a second day of strike action at Irish Life will take place on … Continue reading

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More support and greater security needed to prevent harassment of public transport workers

Female conductor was subjected repeatedly to physical and sexual harassment by drunken passengers Those responsible for abusive harassment of public transport workers must face full weight of the law Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson called on Translink to provide more … Continue reading

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