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Belfast City Council officials discussing possible closure of Loughside leisure centre

Leaked management plans by outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, admits closure would be ‘extremely political’ and recommends exploring ‘opportunities for reduced operational hours’ in the interim. Plans in discussion also include transfer of Whiterock leisure centre to community groups … Continue reading

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Announced cuts to advanced nursing training will have drastic long-term impact

Training places for health visitor district nursing and advanced practitioners will be halved Cuts will impact school nurse numbers leaving vulnerable children at risk June 22nd: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the Health sector in Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must reverse threats to Ballysillan and Shankill swimming pools

Outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, plan to close Shankill pool Staffing cuts planned at Ballysillan will force part of pool to be roped off meaning unsafe access for junior swimmers June 21st: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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Moy Park workers need assurance over future as company set for resale by JBS

Political leaders have a responsibility to ensure business is not subject to corporate asset-stripping by venture capitalists Any new owners must respect rights of the three thousand Unite members among workforce in Northern Ireland June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must intervene to defend services and staff at outsourced Leisure Centres

Unite has yet to receive management report over Health & Safety impact of corner-cutting policies Growing use of casual working is leaves increasing numbers of leisure centre staff in poverty-pay trap June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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