Category Archives: Covid

Stormont must ensure Covid protections extend to Hospitality workers

Unite the union calls for clarity on any hospitality shutdown, mandates for social distancing and face coverings, and a support package providing 100 percent furlough and 100 percent sick pay Stormont Executive must end its close association with hospitality bosses … Continue reading

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Hospitality workers’ health and safety must be guiding principle for new Stormont pandemic measures

Unite members in hospitality call for reintroduction of social distancing, strengthening of mask mandate and introduction of Covid hazard pay with 100 percent furlough and sick pay Workers challenge confusing moves to introduce covid passports while social distancing and absence … Continue reading

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Department of Education must intervene to ensure adoption of progressive policies by all schools in Northern Ireland

Union highlights concerns over the low numbers of schools installing Education Authority carbon dioxide monitors and providing free period dignity products As a result of contacts from education workers, Unite has identified that there has been a very low uptake … Continue reading

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Unite workforce vote overwhelmingly for strike ballot at Balcas over chocolate bar insult for working through Covid lockdown

Two mass workplace meetings at Enniskillen timber mill vote to initiate strike ballot for proper recognition of Covid lockdown effort Management claims that Covid recognition payment is included in a two and a half-year old pay deal are completely rejected … Continue reading

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Unite English Language Teachers to hold socially-distanced protest against unsafe reopening of schools

Unite English Language Teachers to protest the early and unsafe re-opening of the English Language Education sector.  When: Monday, July 19th 1pm Where: Department of Further and Higher Education, Malborough Street, Dublin 1 Unite’s English Language Teachers’ branch last night [July 14th] voted to call a … Continue reading

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