Category Archives: Public Services

Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Public have less than three-weeks to safeguard Belfast’s bus lanes and bus services

Drivers’ union urges public to bombard Department for Infrastructure email over opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis Questions must be asked over how unelected civil servants can reverse decades of public transport policy with minimal consultation June … Continue reading

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Unite welcomes overwhelming acceptance of proposals to revamp the pay structures in the NHS known as ‘Agenda for Change’

Unite lead Officer for the Health Sector in Northern Ireland, Kevin McAdam today welcomed the resounding decision by members across the service in England to accept changes to their terms and conditions that will carry with it a minimum increase … Continue reading

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Strong showing expected for Education Authority school bus drivers march for respect

Trade unionists will join School bus drivers on march from Union Regional offices to Belfast City Hall rally  Anger palpable among drivers over management bullying and impact it is having on workers and children with special needs Education Authority representative … Continue reading

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SONI must withdraw threat to Kilroot workforce given implications of High Court ruling for North-South Energy Interconnector

Decision by High Court to block progress of ARC21 incinerator calls into question likelihood of second energy interconnector High Court Interconnector threat is only latest blow to SONI’s decision to withdraw contract to AES Kilroot and Ballylumford B with loss … Continue reading

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