Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Department of Infrastructure failure to address workforce pay inequality leaves winter service understaffed

Transport NI failure to respond to union’s warnings about consequences of pay disparity blamed on absence of Infrastructure Minister A fixed ‘rate for the job’ for road gritting duties is only way to ensure continued equality of cover for all … Continue reading

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Bombardier workforce to organise gate meetings over C Series tariff threat to jobs

Workers to gather for union meetings between noon and 1pm on Thursday [January 18th] at gates of all five Bombardier sites Decision by US International Trade Commission on proposed 292% C Series tariffs due to be made public within next … Continue reading

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Carillion social housing maintenance workers’ unanimously vote demanding direct employment by Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Hundreds of Carillion workers show up to Unite regional offices for mass meeting after being instructed by management to return home after presenting for work  Unite demands direct employment as best mechanism to protect workers and tenants January 15th: Unite … Continue reading

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Private sector cherry-picking of express bus routes threatens integrity of NI public transport

Public transport facing ‘perfect storm’ of threats as Hannon Coach targets profit-making bus routes across Northern Ireland License application will undermine cross-subsidisation model sustaining Northern Ireland’s public transport system January 11th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on … Continue reading

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Unite accuses government of ‘raising the white flag’ in Bombardier tariff fight

January 10th: The UK and Ireland’s largest union, Unite warned the UK government that it was ‘raising the white flag’ without a fight to save Bombardier jobs today (Wednesday 10 January) as it said it was demanding an urgent meeting … Continue reading

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