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Unite members prepare for strike as Bus Éireann talks collapse

Union poses questions regarding failure to negotiate in good faith Management and Minister share responsibility for ‘crisis of commitment’ February 21st: Speaking following this afternoon’s collapse of WRC talks between unions and Bus Éireann, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said … Continue reading

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Bus Éireann: Unite submission to Transport Committee highlights low PSO subvention, inadequate regulatory oversight and ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ tactics

Union says Expressway cannot be compared to commercial operation since it subsidises social transfers, PSO routes February 15th: Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, today appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. In … Continue reading

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Latest Labour Force Survey statistics highlight growth of low-wage economy

LFS statistics show 5.5% fall in average full-time wages in Northern Ireland over past twelve months February 15th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded to the latest quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics published today [February 15th] by the … Continue reading

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Unite writes to Bus Éireann demanding withdrawal of letters, reversal of changes already implemented and publication of reports in advance of talks

Meaningful engagement only possible in atmosphere of trust and disclosure Trade union Unite, which represents craft workers in Bus Éireann, has today (Thursday February 9th) written to Bus Éireann in response to management’s letter to unions yesterday.  In the letter, … Continue reading

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Wanton violence against NI Ambulance Service workers unacceptable

Union that represents hundreds of ambulance workers unequivocally condemns attacks on staff January 5th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the Ambulance workers was responding to recent attacks; the first on an ambulance crew in Lurgan in which … Continue reading

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