Author Archives: Unite the union NI

British Council research shows lack of jobs, precarity and low pay are the biggest concerns for young people in Northern Ireland

More than half surveyed say that lack of jobs and low pay are great challenges to young people Study confirms growing lack of trust in government but appetite for political and social engagement and participation January 8th: Unite the union … Continue reading

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John Ryder RIP

It is with the deepest shock and sadness that Unite has suffered the loss of John Ryder, full time Official with Unite’s ESB Branch. John leaves behind his loving Wife Lynda, Daughter Katie, Son Paul and a wider circle of … Continue reading

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Those responsible for savage assault of Translink Glider workers must face full weight of the law

Unite calls on public to come forward to help identify those involved in attack on Glider workers Attack latest example of Translink employees being on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults December 28th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating … Continue reading

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Cabin crew have lift-off with Norwegian Air recognition deal

Cabin crew have lift-off with Norwegian Air recognition deal, agreement proves decent jobs no bar to competitiveness December 20th: Unite the union and Norwegian Air have signed a recognition agreement covering cabin crew based in Dublin.  Unite currently represents the … Continue reading

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Departmental spending of additional health transformation funds on internal recruitment is leading to longer in-patient waits

Waiting times across the board in Northern Ireland’s Health & Social Care Service are being increased further by focus on internal recruitment Unite has challenged Department of Health to prioritise transformation funding on external recruitment to address acute staffing pressures … Continue reading

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