Monthly Archives: February 2020

Waterford Hospital cleaners: strike continues following breakdown of talks with Momentum

HSE must take responsibility for company’s breach of industrial relations procedures February 27th: Over 125 Unite members working for cleaning services provider Momentum at University Hospital Waterford remain on strike today (Thursday) following the overnight breakdown of talks at the … Continue reading

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Unite members vote to accept Department of Health commitments on pay parity and safe staffing proposals

Unite, Unison and RCN members vote to end industrial action which has impacted Northern Ireland’s health and social care service Unite in Health’s four thousand members in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelming to end their industrial action after the Minister … Continue reading

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University Hospital Waterford: Cleaning staff to strike tomorrow (Tuesday)

Service provider Momentum told to clean up its act Workers concerned at unilateral changes to conditions February 24th: Over 125 Unite members working for cleaning services provider Momentum Support at University Hospital Waterford will take strike action tomorrow (Tuesday February … Continue reading

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If NI Executive is serious about social inclusion, rural access and addressing climate challenge, proper funding for public transport is essential

Departmental warning over future collapse of Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transport provider, reflects consequences of long-term underfunding Collapse of Translink would leave swathes of Northern Ireland without public transport and would spike carbon emissions through forcing a return to the … Continue reading

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Solution to filling hospitality vacancies is paying more and improving working conditions not lowering salary thresholds

In response to Brexit labour supply pressures, employers must move to make hospitality and tourism attractive sectors for young workers Unite Hospitality Campaign Coordinator, Neil Moore, criticised the UK government’s new hard-right migration controls but also challenged Northern Ireland employers … Continue reading

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