Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council management must accord women period dignity

Union members slam inadequacy of council approach which seeks to place onus on staff for donations to addressing period poverty Management approach should focus on providing women with dignity and normalising a natural biological process Unite Regional Women’s and Equalities … Continue reading

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UK and Ireland-wide survey confirms scale of workplace problems in Northern Ireland’s community and voluntary sector

Survey of more than 2,500 working in the sector confirms stress, low-pay, management bullying are leading to low staff morale and mental health challenges Unite Equalities Officer, Taryn Trainor, called for workers in the community and voluntary sector to join … Continue reading

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Derry and Strabane city deal will be judged ultimately on the decent jobs it delivers

Union issues call for investment to be directed at manufacturing sector, education and skills development Unite Regional Officer, Liam Gallagher, issued the following reaction on behalf of his union to the recently announced Derry and Strabane city deal. “We welcome … Continue reading

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Unite seeks assurances on investment and job security for Bombardier employees in Northern Ireland

Union expresses hope that any prospective new owner will commit to local production and bring forward expanded investment Jackie Pollock, Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, responded to news that Bombardier was to sell its Aerostructures division globally which includes all … Continue reading

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Department of Health must nationalise Four Seasons nursing homes for benefit of staff and clients

Three thousand five hundred workers and seventeen hundred vulnerable and elderly persons in Northern Ireland face threat as company enters administration Questions must be asked about role of private sector in the provision of social care and how the NHS … Continue reading

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