Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Bus drivers concerned for their safety and that of public after fourth night of attacks by youths in a row in Lagmore area

Last night’s attack included stone-throwing and attempts to board a bus as well as a Translink monitoring car Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer condemned those responsible for last night’s attack on bus services in the Lagmore estate in Belfast. … Continue reading

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Craigavon protest called over threat by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough to outsource leisure services

£3.2 million of ratepayers money has been wasted on consultants threatening a possible 14 percent rates hike post-election Work force representatives from the GMB, NIPSA and UNITE unions who represent the workforce in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council … Continue reading

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Workforce hopeful another airline can be found to take on City of Derry airport contract for London flights

Last week’s PSO extension means that Stansted service is highly attractive to potential alternative airlines Speaking on behalf of his union’s members in City of Derry airport, Gareth Scott, Regional Officer for Unite expressed his hopes that an airline could … Continue reading

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ABC council vote to outsource Craigavon leisure threatens community access to leisure services

Experience of outsourcing of leisure services in Belfast City Council has been higher prices, reduced staffing and user access Unite the union vows to make demand for leisure services to stay in-house central to upcoming local elections February 12th: Workers … Continue reading

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In context of political failure, local councils must act to safeguard poor and homeless during cold snap 

In absence of political action, numbers dying in winter in Northern Ireland unnecessarily has risen 130 percent in three years to 1,500 Poverty leaves many reliant on old, dangerous or un-serviced heating devices for heating or going to bed early … Continue reading

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