Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Southern Health & Social Care Trust must guarantee future of Daisy Hill Emergency Unit

Concerns mount that health trust may justify Emergency Department closure on grounds of inability to recruit consultants Union warns against sleight-of-hand attempt to close facility through ‘temporary closure’ announcement, meaning no public consultation March 30th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters receivership, its closure is latest blow to North West industrial base

Company that formerly employed eighty-five closes its doors, ending fifty years manufacturing activity on Maydown site Union expresses outrage at Schivo which has left workers to seek minimum statutory redundancy pay from Department March 30th: Chair of Unite’s Executive Council … Continue reading

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Unite community branches protests against Tory Benefit Sanctions

Fresh Start deal allowed Tories to introduce benefit sanctions threatening devastating consequences for most vulnerable Unite in the Community will protest outside benefits offices across Northern Ireland at noon tomorrow [March 30th] March 29th: Albert Hewitt explained why his union’s … Continue reading

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One percent pay offer for healthcare workers woefully inadequate, completely fails to meet inflationary pressures

Pay offer reinforces need for functioning and locally-accountable Executive Northern Ireland health and social care workers paid the least of any UK region March 28th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the union’s workers in the Healthcare sector … Continue reading

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Welcome for Department’s three-month extension for fixed-contract Youth Workers

Department of Education confirms more than one hundred fixed-term youth workers will have their contracts extended to the end of June 2017 Political parties now need to agree re-establishment of a functioning Executive to secure vital public services March 24th: … Continue reading

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