Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Tory government’s National Insurance hike aims to make workers pay for costs of rationed and privatised Social Care provision

Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock challenged the Tory government on its decision to raise national insurance contributions by 1.25 percent under cover of funding social care in a Covid crisis. “The increase of 1.25 percent on national insurance from April … Continue reading

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Workers at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council demand answers on threatened outsourcing of festive lighting

Council workers told decision to outsource was taken at council Development committee meeting of September 2nd without any consultation with representative trade unions Unite the union challenges economic case for outsourcing of Christmas lighting across entire borough to private contractor, after last year’s … Continue reading

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Portaferry to Strangford ferry workers call for action, including the conduct of an independent risk assessment, to address their health and safety concerns

Department for Infrastructure inaction on workforce fears over exhaust fumes on the Strangford II leaves crew constantly worried about their health and that of Ferry users, including school children Minister’s promise to install Diesel Particulate Filters branded ‘too little, far … Continue reading

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Survitec workers at Dunmurry to ballot for strike action

Ballot follows management refusal to move on pay claim August 5th: Unite Regional Officer Neil Moore today (Thursday) confirmed that Survitec workers in Dunmurry are being balloted on strike action.  The ballot, which starts tomorrow (Friday) and will conclude on August … Continue reading

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Workforce welcomes decision by Ards and North Down Borough Council to end outsourcing of leisure services 

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure complex; Bangor Sportsplex; Queen’s Leisure Complex, Holywood; and sports grounds and sports development services in northern part of borough will return to full council management and control as of 31st March 2023. Decision to end outsourcing … Continue reading

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