Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

As workers protest at Harland & Wolff, unions reiterate nationalisation demand

Workers’ message is clear: “Save our Shipyard” Harland and Wolff must not be allowed to sink by default July 29th: Responding to the protest by workers at the gate of the iconic Harland and Wolff shipyard, which faces the threat … Continue reading

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Johnson must nationalise Harland & Wolff to secure NI productive power

Unions warn jobs and skills will be lost if iconic shipyard closes  Opportunity for DUP to demonstrate influence with new PM July 25th: Trade unions Unite and the GMB today called on the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to … Continue reading

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Workers at twelve Belfast leisure centres to be balloted on strike action in pursuit of six percent pay rise

Local political parties asked to bring back municipal leisure services into council management and provide all leisure workers a pay uplift Michael Keenan, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that his union would be balloting its members working for outsourced management company, … Continue reading

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Vote by Westminster in support of Marriage Equality and Reproductive Choice is a historic victory for equality campaigners

Fears Conservative party may seek to limit or restrict impact of decisive Westminster votes Unite Regional Equalities & Women’s Officer, Taryn Trainor, welcomed the vote by Westminster to adopt an amendment into the second reading of the Northern Ireland (Executive … Continue reading

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Nuffield trust study on Northern Ireland Health & Social Care confirms damaging impact of protracted political failure

Local political leaders are held responsible for worst waiting lists in the UK and failure to deliver needed reform Crisis in Northern Ireland health and social care must be addressed through investment and NHS pay equalisation July 10th: Kevin McAdam, … Continue reading

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