Category Archives: Public Services

Plans to outsource Craigavon leisure centre threatens unacceptable cost to communities and staff

Unite joins NIPSA and GMB to seek meetings with all political groups on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Experience of outsourcing of Leisure in Belfast must be a warning to service users and staff January 17th: On Monday evening … Continue reading

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Those responsible for savage assault of Translink Glider workers must face full weight of the law

Unite calls on public to come forward to help identify those involved in attack on Glider workers Attack latest example of Translink employees being on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults December 28th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating … Continue reading

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Departmental spending of additional health transformation funds on internal recruitment is leading to longer in-patient waits

Waiting times across the board in Northern Ireland’s Health & Social Care Service are being increased further by focus on internal recruitment Unite has challenged Department of Health to prioritise transformation funding on external recruitment to address acute staffing pressures … Continue reading

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Department of Education review on school bus transport threatens child safety, parental choice and low-income households

Unite launches online petition challenging ‘sham consultation’ that fails to consider alternative options including increased funding for education services December 17th: Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, announced the launch of his union’s online petition opposing the current ‘Review of Home … Continue reading

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Unite in the community to hold ‘die-in’ protest at Capita assessment clinic in Belfast tomorrow to highlight deaths from Universal Credit

Unite community members will be holding a ‘die-in’ at the Capita assessment clinic on Linenhall Street in Belfast from 9am to 9.30am tomorrow [Friday, 30th November] as the first of two protests this weekend against Universal Credit. The protests coincide … Continue reading

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