Monthly Archives: April 2020

Welcome for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council decision to reconsider plans for dismissal threat to 73 workers and instead seek furlough

Unite has written to NI Executive Ministers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Chancellor to demand clear guidelines on public sector eligibility for Coronavirus furlough scheme Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer welcomed today’s announcement by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council which … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona:  Midlands communities facing ‘economic lockdown’ unless Government policy changes

Workers challenge validity of layoffs and report for work Unite calls for publication of Just Transition Commissioner’s report April 30th: Over 70 years after Bord na Mona was established to create and sustain employment in the Midlands, communities in the … Continue reading

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Construction: Self-regulation won’t cut it during pandemic

Compliance monitoring and testing programme must be in place before sites re-open Unions must be central to new safety regime April 28th: Unite, which represents construction workers throughout Ireland, today (Tuesday) warned that construction companies cannot be left to regulate … Continue reading

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Kerry Foods must pay their indispensable workforce a Living Wage

Unite welcomes reversal of bosses’ refusal to furlough vulnerable workers and bonus payment to Coleraine workforce Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh welcomed recent moves by management to address outstanding issues but called on them to ensure … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Contribution of frontline migrant workers to battle against virus must be remembered post-pandemic

Unite warns against scapegoating of migrants during any subsequent economic crisis April 23rd: Trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors throughout the island of Ireland, has highlighted the contribution by migrant workers in healthcare and other frontline services … Continue reading

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