Category Archives: Public Services

Belfast City Council must intervene to ensure livelihoods of 140 casual workers employed by council-owned company at Waterfront & Ulster Hall

Councillors cannot wash their hands of this decision – they must intervene to secure jobs of Waterfront and Ulster Hall workers Decision to lay off 140 workers made when employers had to contribute 33 percent of wages – it must … Continue reading

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Union reiterates its call for face coverings to be made compulsory for passengers on all forms of public transport

Moves under consideration by Stormont Executive for face coverings to be made compulsory on designated school transport services do not go far enough Michael Dornan, Chair of Unite’s Metro driver branch, called on the Stormont Executive to make it compulsory … Continue reading

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Trade unions proceed with industrial action ballot over council bosses £2,500 pay attack at Newry, Mourne and Down

Unions left no alternative but proceed to ballot after management attempts to resolve longstanding legacy council workforce differences by attacking pay and T&Cs Council workers encouraged to participate in the ballot and send the strongest possible message to management that … Continue reading

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Latest medical evidence showing rising risk of social transmission of Covid-19 makes urgent case for schools to make mandatory wearing face coverings on school buses

Ministers for Education and Infrastructure must intervene to issue guidance for all schools to enforce infection control measures on public transport Huge variations in approach taken by schools leaves drivers concerned for their own safety as well as that for … Continue reading

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Translink proposals for 54 compulsory redundancies points to urgent need for increased funding of public transport

Unite will seek to use consultation period to fight for every job, ensure retention of all rural routes and those servicing deprived urban communities Westminster needs to get real on sector-specific supports for Northern Ireland’s economy Unite Deputy Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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