Category Archives: Covid

Self-isolating workers at Nu-track must receive full pay when they are off work

Outbreak at Ballymena bus factory results in ten positive cases and three-day shutdown George Brash, Unite Regional Officer challenged Nu-Track management to take immediate measures to properly address an outbreak at the Ballymena bus manufacturer. “Unite has consistently raised concerns … Continue reading

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Latest Covid mortality for hospitality workers confirm the failure of policies which have allowed unscrupulous employers to cut corners on infection control

Government must compel employers to provide full sick pay for workers forced to self-isolate in order to safeguard public health and the NHS Unite is seeking legislation for roving trade union health and safety reps to ensure that workers in … Continue reading

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Health Minister payment will have no bearing on any pay deal for Agenda for Change

Joint statement issued by the Health Trade Union Side in Northern Ireland: “The Regional Health Trade Unions acknowledge the Health Minister’s wish to recognise the fantastic role staff played and continue to play across the health family. They have been … Continue reading

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Vital that the Stormont Executive prioritises public transport workers for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Unite the union deputy Regional Secretary Davy Thompson urged action by the Northern Ireland Executive to prioritise frontline workers in public transport for the rollout of vaccination against Covid-19. “Unite represents the overwhelming majority of bus and rail workers in … Continue reading

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Joint Statement by HSC trade unions on developments on rollout of vaccination programme

Our members working across Health and Social Care are under intense pressure as Covid cases continue to rise alarmingly. Large numbers of workers continue to have to self-isolate as close contacts or being symptomatic Covid-19.  In such a stressful environment … Continue reading

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