Category Archives: Public Services

Boris Johnson must nationalise to safeguard Ballymena jobs and skills and socially-necessary productive capacity at Wrightbus

Unite warns of devastating consequences of closure to Ballymena and wider economy if business is allowed to fail Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock confirmed that his union had been informed that the Ballymena bus manufacturer Wrightbus had entered administration and … 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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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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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council management must accord women period dignity

Union members slam inadequacy of council approach which seeks to place onus on staff for donations to addressing period poverty Management approach should focus on providing women with dignity and normalising a natural biological process Unite Regional Women’s and Equalities … Continue reading

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Engineers at Dundonald International Ice Bowl to be balloted on industrial action in end of May

Industrial action likely to coincide with first Northern Ireland bowling open to be held in Dundonald in twelve years  Blame for escalation lies squarely with approach of management in Lisburn & Castlereagh City council in pay equality talks Davy McMurray, … Continue reading

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