Category Archives: Public Services

Wanton violence against NI Ambulance Service workers unacceptable

Union that represents hundreds of ambulance workers unequivocally condemns attacks on staff January 5th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the Ambulance workers was responding to recent attacks; the first on an ambulance crew in Lurgan in which … Continue reading

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Executive parties must commit to long-term funding of vital Youth Services

Staff left anxious for future after receipt of protective notice letters from Education Authority January 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Taryn Trainor, who represents the union’s membership in the Youth Service sector called for all Assembly parties to commit themselves to … Continue reading

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Moves to impose charges for school transport service completely unacceptable

Unite Community branches will build People Power campaign to defeat proposal Union will engage with Education & Library Board buses drivers to determine appropriate response January 14th: Reacting to reports that the Education Authority is considering imposing charges on families … Continue reading

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Translink management betrays commitment to pay a Living Wage

Decision to exclude minimum wage workers from negotiated pay increase indefensible in light of verbal assurances offered by Translink Chief Executive Union calls on Minister Hazzard to ensure Translink becomes a fully-accredited Living Wage employer November 17th: Unite Regional Officer, … Continue reading

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Translink management sacks rail worker despite recovery from depression

Decision makes a mockery of Translink’s nomination of Action Mental Health as ‘charity of choice’ Management must adopt more enlightened approach or face risk of workers hiding mental health concerns November 13th: Unite Regional Officer, Davy McMurray, expressed his union’s … Continue reading

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