Category Archives: Public Services

New approach to industrial relations by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council shows how Unite is delivering for workers

Five years after council formation, management moves to resolve long-standing pay inequality dispute by extending pay uplift to disadvantaged workers Unite welcomes moves to furlough workforce on 100 percent pay and to provide workers a special Covid-19 recognition payment to … Continue reading

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Unions confirm escalation of industrial dispute at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council after mediated talks collapse due to management intransigence

Members of all four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, will commence work-to-rule from January 4th, second 24-hour strike date confirmed for January 27th Councillors warned that work-to-rule will result in severe disruption to council services as authority … Continue reading

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Workers vote overwhelmingly for industrial action to defend pay and conditions in Newry, Mourne and Down

Unions call for council management to address workers’ grievances and avoid unnecessary and serious disruption to vital council services including cleansing and bin collections UNITE, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU to agree plan for escalation and potential strike dates on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Welcome for Belfast City Council u-turn on lay-off of 140 casual workers employed at Waterfront & Ulster Hall, reversing a decision branded as ‘shambolic’ by councillors

Funding is provided by council to meet wage supports needed by Government’s job support scheme guaranteeing workers’ income to end of current tax year As a result of other decisions taken at tonight’s council meeting, Unite will demand Greenwich Leisure … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must intervene to ensure livelihoods of 140 casual workers employed by council-owned company at Waterfront & Ulster Hall

Councillors cannot wash their hands of this decision – they must intervene to secure jobs of Waterfront and Ulster Hall workers Decision to lay off 140 workers made when employers had to contribute 33 percent of wages – it must … Continue reading

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