Category Archives: Public Services

SIPTU and Unite to ballot staff at Waterfront and Ulster Halls for strike action

Belfast City Council owned ‘arms-length’ body fails to honour commitment to workforce Outsourced management seek to create two-tier workforce introducing poverty pay and attacking terms & conditions  October 19th: Speaking together for their respective unions, Niall McNally, SIPTU Organiser; and … Continue reading

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Metro Bus drivers threaten to withdraw bus services after attacks

Warning comes after latest in series of sporadic attacks on Buses last Saturday in the Falls Park area September 25th: Jackie Pollock, Unite deputy Regional Secretary, issued a warning on behalf of his union’s Metro drivers, that they could withdraw … Continue reading

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IPPR Commission on Economic Justice report identifies key challenges for Northern Ireland’s economy

High-powered report highlights growing geographical and income gaps within UK economy Findings reinforce need for a functioning Executive to deliver a progressive and radical agenda for change September 6th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, responded to the interim … Continue reading

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Waste collection workers at Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council to leaflet households over outsourcing

Unite, GMB and NIPSA unions join together to warn outsourcing will diminish bin collection service and threatens bin charges Outsourcing a false economy – meaning lower pay, poorer health & safety and less reponsibility Speaking on behalf of the three … Continue reading

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£70 million healthcare cuts – an attempt to deliver agenda of the Department of Health Permanent Secretary

Unite in Health spokesperson writes open letter to HSC Trusts over cutback proposals Nursing and domiciliary care cuts will cost more in long-run by causing further blockages at Emergency Departments Kevin McAdam, Regional Officer for Unite issued an open letter … Continue reading

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