Monthly Archives: November 2018

Irish Life pensions dispute: Unite seeks referral to Labour Court following overwhelming rejection of WRC proposal

November 25th: Unite members  working for pensions provider Irish Life have voted by 78 per cent to reject a proposal from the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of the long-running pensions dispute.  The dispute, which involved two 24-hour stoppages earlier … Continue reading

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Department of Health pay announcement is meaningless and delivers nothing to NI healthcare workers

Return to NHS pay parity across all UK nations needed to guarantee integrity and sustainability of NHS services in Northern Ireland Funding for Agenda for Change restructuring must be extended as well as UK-wide pay increase November 22nd: Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Bombardier announce 490 redundancies among NI workforce with further job-losses likely as a result of outsourcing, reduction of agency and contract workers

Latest redundancy bombshell comes despite mounting profits as corporate bosses restructure to meet financial market demands  Global trade union response needed to challenge corporate race-to-bottom agenda of offshoring, outsourcing and retrenchment November 21st: Responding to news that Bombardier will make … Continue reading

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Unite launches Autumn programme of free training, advice and events for members in Ballymena

Programme kicks off with free legal advice clinic, free job-skills training and Spanish Civil War commemoration November 19th: Regional Secretary for Unite in Ireland, Jackie Pollock, said his union’s Autumn programme for members in the Ballymena area demonstrates its continued commitment … Continue reading

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Education Authority moves to close school bus depot in Lisnaskea threatens health and safety

Proposals for school bus drivers to use commercial forecourts in Lisnaskea are unacceptable corner cutting Cost-cutting plans will force reliance on Enniskillen school bus depot to cover entirety of Fermanagh and threaten to impact children attending schools November 15th: Unite … Continue reading

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