Monthly Archives: January 2021

Vital that the Stormont Executive prioritises public transport workers for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Unite the union deputy Regional Secretary Davy Thompson urged action by the Northern Ireland Executive to prioritise frontline workers in public transport for the rollout of vaccination against Covid-19. “Unite represents the overwhelming majority of bus and rail workers in … Continue reading

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Public sector agreement: Unite representatives issue no recommendation prior to balloting

Online meeting also hears demands for FEMPI to be scrapped January 20th: Unite public sector representatives met online last night to discuss the proposed public sector agreement, Building Momentum.  The meeting decided not to issue a recommendation prior to putting the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and Your Rights as a Worker – UPDATED 15 January

Frequently Asked Questions – UPDATED 15 January 2021 The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve and Unite will continue updating our advice as dictated by circumstances.  Most recently, the Level 5 measures announced on 24 December 2020, followed by the … Continue reading

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Monaghan Mushrooms must immediately introduce lateral flow testing and provide fully-paid sick leave to self-isolating workers at its Benburb site

Workers have told Unite of an extensive Covid-19 outbreak at Monaghan Mushrooms production site in Battleford Road, Benburb If outbreak affecting majority of workforce is confirmed, site must be shut for a deep-cleanse pending safe return with testing and full … Continue reading

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Industrial action at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council suspended after management proposal tabled

Joint Communication on behalf of the Management (MS) and Trade Union Sides Following a period of intense negotiations between Management and the recognised Trade Unions within Newry Mourne and Down District Council, a proposal has been tabled that has facilitated … Continue reading

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