Category Archives: Public Services

Belfast City Councillors and Greenwich Leisure Limited misleading public about health & safety breaches at leisure facilities

Members of the public told by a councillor that union concerns over failure to chlorinate pools are baseless Management company GLL misinforms members of the public that allegations are being made by disgruntled former employee September 13th: Michael Keenan, Regional … Continue reading

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Staff health & safety concerns at Ballysillan swimming pool ignored by outsourced management company Greenwich Leisure Limited

Failure to properly chlorinate pool since Saturday leaves pool attendants unable to see bottom of pool and ‘fishy’ odour Cost-cutting decision to scrap ‘plant operator’ positions at all leisure centres leaves GLL managers manually rechlorinating pools September 11th: Michael Keenan, … Continue reading

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Welcome for HSC Board clarification that 1,800 vacancy figure does not include all Health & Social Care staff groups

Admission confirms figure supplied by CEO for the Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Board, Valery Watts, to the Northern Ireland Select Committee was inaccurate Time for a reality check on status of our healthcare system and meaningful negotiations on … Continue reading

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Workers at Newry, Mourne and Down district council to be balloted on strike action

Staff protest confirmed for upcoming council meeting at Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick on Monday, 3rd September All four unions representing employees to bring forward unprecedented, joint consultative ballot on industrial action August 27th: Alan Perry, chair of the Joint Trade … Continue reading

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GLL spin on corner-cutting does not address continued Health & Safety concerns at Belfast Leisure Centres

Outsourced management company tell press they have fifty-five pool plant operators when there are none remaining Crisis at pools continues with corner-cutting on staffing leading to continued failure to chlorinate and dangerous practice Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, responded to … Continue reading

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