Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Northern Ireland Executive must bring forward ambitious industrial programme to secure vital manufacturing skillsbase

Northern Ireland’s industrial sector highly exposed to global shocks from Covid-19 pandemic Investment needed now to secure ‘at risk’ skills base if Northern Ireland is to seize opportunities for future growth Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite, called on the Ministers … Continue reading

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Wrightbus job loss plan is a heavy blow to workers, their families and the wider Ballymena economy

Consultative process confirmed on plans to make redundant 35 employees and up to 90 agency staff  Unite calls on new Wrightbus owners to furlough workers under Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on Wrightbus management to … Continue reading

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Minister for Health fails to respond in more than a fortnight to Registered Childminders’ written request for a meeting on concerns 

Childminders left turning away working parents because of lack of clear guidelines on status of essential and key workers eligible for childcare Minister has met with NI Childminding Association to discuss that organisation’s priorities, vital he now hears voice of Registered Childminders themselves Susan … Continue reading

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Magee Medical School proceeding will help achieve sustainable Health and Social Care staffing in North West 

Long-overdue announcement by Executive Office will make a huge contribution to local economy and underpins future of Magee College Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the Health sector in Northern Ireland welcomed the confirmation by the Executive Office that a … Continue reading

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council must rethink plans to slash pay of furloughed staff

NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn the decision taken to slash staff wages at the council meeting on Thursday 14th May 2020. Representatives of all three staff trade unions, NIPSA, GMB and Unite denounced the confirmation by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough … Continue reading

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