Category Archives: Public Services

Joint Unite-GMB-Translink statement: Translink services impacted by civil unrest

Translink’s top priority is the safety of all passengers and employees. Today the company held a positive meeting with its trade union representatives to review bus services operating in Belfast and other regions across NI following the recent violence and … Continue reading

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Health Minister payment will have no bearing on any pay deal for Agenda for Change

Joint statement issued by the Health Trade Union Side in Northern Ireland: “The Regional Health Trade Unions acknowledge the Health Minister’s wish to recognise the fantastic role staff played and continue to play across the health family. They have been … Continue reading

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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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