Category Archives: Austerity

Christmas cancelled for tens of thousands of Northern Ireland families being forced onto flawed Universal Credit regime

As part of Unite’s nationwide day of action against Universal Credit a protest is set for Department of Communities on Saturday December 2nd at 1pm.   This year Christmas will be cancelled for thousands of families in Northern Ireland who … Continue reading

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UK government must intervene to deliver pay increase for Northern Ireland’s healthcare workers

Due to local political failure, Northern Ireland is now only UK region where NHS workers are still denied a budgeted one percent pay increase Question asked why Department of Health cannot make decision to raise pay but has no difficulties … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland’s health service must benefit from budget bonus with, or without, Executive

Chancellor of Exchequer announces £2.8 billion increase to UK NHS funding Moves to break one percent pay cap must be extended to all Northern Ireland healthcare workers Responding to the UK budget announcement of an additional £2.8 billion for the … Continue reading

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IPPR Commission on Economic Justice report identifies key challenges for Northern Ireland’s economy

High-powered report highlights growing geographical and income gaps within UK economy Findings reinforce need for a functioning Executive to deliver a progressive and radical agenda for change September 6th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, responded to the interim … Continue reading

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Most vulnerable face paying the price for political failure

Unite the union strongly opposed to £70 million further cuts to healthcare Western HSC Trust proposals posed to close residential care home in Derry and neo-natal unit in Enniskillen Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for Health in the Western HSCT … Continue reading

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