Monthly Archives: November 2022

Saturday’s Raise the Roof rally must signal turning point on housing

Unite says many construction workers cannot afford homes they build November 24th: Unite, which represents workers throughout the economy, has called for a large turnout at the Raise the Roof housing rally due to take place this coming Saturday (26 … Continue reading

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Dept of Health running out of time to save Registered Childminders sector

As Unite seeks emergency meeting, survey confirms nearly 70% of childminders considering leaving sector November 24th: Unite the union has written to the head of the Family Policy Unit in the Department of Health to request that they lift restrictions … Continue reading

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Tenants groups in Belfast and Craigavon challenge NIHE on impact of unresolved strike

Workers enter their fifteen week of strike action for improved pay as LRA-mediated talks are due to commence this week Striking housing workers at NIHE have linked up with tenants associations and residents groups across the three housing regions impacted … Continue reading

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New vehicle BIK rules: Government accused of greenwashing tax grab

Unite calls for changes due in January 2023 to be scrapped Trade union Unite has slammed new Benefit in Kind (BIK) rules due to take effect on 1 January 2023 which could result in employees who use company cars for … Continue reading

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NI Housing Executive bosses must show respect to workers and tenants and clear their diaries to engage in negotiations to end housing worker strike

Responding to the media appearance of NIHE Chief Executive Grainia Long on regional radio this morning where she failed to touch upon the profound crisis facing social housing tenants, Unite the union has challenged NIHE management on their inaction. Press … Continue reading

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