Category Archives: Public Services

Tenants groups in Belfast and Craigavon challenge NIHE on impact of unresolved strike

Workers enter their fifteen week of strike action for improved pay as LRA-mediated talks are due to commence this week Striking housing workers at NIHE have linked up with tenants associations and residents groups across the three housing regions impacted … Continue reading

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NI Housing Executive bosses must show respect to workers and tenants and clear their diaries to engage in negotiations to end housing worker strike

Responding to the media appearance of NIHE Chief Executive Grainia Long on regional radio this morning where she failed to touch upon the profound crisis facing social housing tenants, Unite the union has challenged NIHE management on their inaction. Press … Continue reading

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Housing Executive board inaction in face of withdrawal of private contractors and ongoing housing workers strike is exacerbating social housing crisis

4,000 tenants left without needed housing improvements and almost 400 houses left empty as a result Unite the union welcomes the offer by newly appointed chair of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive Nicole Lappin to engage directly with the trade … Continue reading

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Unite lays blame for mounting repairs backlog firmly at employers’ door as NI Housing Executive strike enters ninth week

As Unite members employed by the NI Housing Executive enter their ninth week of strike action, the union has hit out at the employer’s failure to resolve the dispute, which is causing mounting problems for vulnerable tenants.  According to Unite, … Continue reading

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Unite survey of striking housing workers exposes shocking impact of poverty pay at NIHE

90% struggling to make ends meet, 73% borrowing to get by, one-in-three forced to use foodbanks A Unite the union survey of its members working for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has exposed the scale of the financial pressures bearing … Continue reading

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