Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Hospitality bosses cannot be allowed to leverage jobs threat to force unsafe reopening

Workers call for no erosion of two-metre social distancing in the workplace as vital Infection control precaution Opportunities for workforce up-skilling during COVID-shutdown must be explored as part of a new deal for hospitality workers  Unite hospitality organiser Neil Moore … Continue reading

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Belfast International Airport jobs threat runs directly counter to the intent of the government’s Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme

Union that represents workers warns airport bosses that meaningful consultation cannot take place at this time and constitutes an abuse of furlough scheme  Unite says application to the Tribunal for a protective award and individual unfair dismissal claims are likely … Continue reading

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Half a century after pay equality act passed, average pay for women in Northern Ireland remains 10 percent lower than for men

Occupations in which women still predominate such as Carers and Cleaners paid less and treated as lower skilled Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer reflected on the fact that today marks a half century since pay equality legislation … Continue reading

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Time running out to save Northern Ireland airports at heart of our regional economy, warns Unite

More than two months on from the promised but yet to emerge government support for the UK’s beleaguered aviation industry, the UK’s leading aviation union is warning that without urgent action regional economies will take a big hit destroying the Prime Minster’s … Continue reading

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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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