Monthly Archives: April 2021

KBC: Shock announcement highlights importance of finance workers joining a union

April 16th: Unite, which represents members throughout the finance sector, today (Friday) expressed solidarity with KBC staff and the Financial Services Union following today’s shock announcement that the bank is in discussions with Bank of Ireland about selling its performing … Continue reading

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Politicians and employers must consult with hospitality workers and their unions to make sure reopening is safe and successful

Executive announcement comes as welcome relief but hospitality workers need clarity on safety measures and timetable Decision to bring forward reopening date ahead of schedule demonstrates Executive does not have a plan for reopening Reacting to this afternoon’s Executive announcement … Continue reading

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As construction sites re-open, Unite seeks NPHET guidance on testing regime

April 11th: Unite, which represents construction workers throughout Ireland, has written to NPHET seeking guidance on the optimum testing regime for construction sites.  Although approximately 30% of construction sites have remained open throughout Level 5 restrictions, non-essential construction sites have been … Continue reading

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Joint Unite-GMB-Translink statement: Translink services impacted by civil unrest

Translink’s top priority is the safety of all passengers and employees. Today the company held a positive meeting with its trade union representatives to review bus services operating in Belfast and other regions across NI following the recent violence and … Continue reading

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Calls grow for a new deal for Amazon workers in Northern Ireland

When: 11.00pm, Thursday 8th April Where: Front of Belfast City Hall Action on Amazon campaigners will be at City Hall in Belfast to spread the word that Amazon workers can blow the whistle on poor treatment, as calls grow for a new deal for … Continue reading

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