Category Archives: Public Services

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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Leisure staff march on May Day to demand Belfast City Council take back responsibility for leisure centres

March and rally organised by Unite the union ahead of council debate on motion to bring outsourced leisure services back in-house Union reiterates claims that GLL understaffing has resulted and continues to result in serious health & safety breaches Unite … Continue reading

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Greenwich Leisure Limited corner-cutting is impacting health & safety at Belfast Leisure Centres

Unite announces ‘May Day March’ on City Hall to demand municipal leisure centres are returned to in-house management Outsourced management company’s cuts to pool maintenance workers leave Jacuzzis green and pools without chlorine April 25th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, … Continue reading

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More support and greater security needed to prevent harassment of public transport workers

Female conductor was subjected repeatedly to physical and sexual harassment by drunken passengers Those responsible for abusive harassment of public transport workers must face full weight of the law Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson called on Translink to provide more … Continue reading

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Bus services to be diverted away from Lagmore View for foreseeable future after recent spate of attacks

Latest attack demonstrates that there are some who, for whatever reason, are determined to stop buses from operating in estate Drivers commend efforts of local community representatives to attempt to address ongoing attacks April 15th: Unite Regional Officer Davy Thompson … Continue reading

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