Category Archives: Public Services

Feet on the street needed at The People’s Kitchen march and demonstration over rising death toll among Belfast homeless

What: March and Demonstration for action on homeless crisis When: 2pm Saturday 23 July 2022 Where: Demonstration gathering point at 1 Antrim Road, Belfast with march to City Hall. Unite the union is lending its support to a demonstration and march in Belfast … Continue reading

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How many more have to die on the streets before Communities Minister and Housing Executive deliver on promises for supported accommodation for women?

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and NI Housing Executive Chief Executive Grainia Long are ‘dodging’ Unite’s requests for a meeting on issue Former Regina Coeli House worker challenges Legion of Mary to make old building available as a hostel for vulnerable … Continue reading

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Action needed by Belfast City council to ensure trade union recognition rights after vote to wind down Active Belfast Leisure partnership

Decision by city councillors to end partnership removes only oversight mechanism but union pledges it will not silence voice of workers or challenge to poor management practices The move to wind down ABL runs in direct opposition to the political … Continue reading

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Week-long strike action on Ulsterbus and Metro from next Tuesday as workforce rejects inadequate pay offer

Bus drivers in both Ulsterbus and Metro bus have rejected the latest pay offer from management as inadequate in the face of spiralling living costs. Following the result, Unite today gave notice to Translink of a first, one-week strike action from next … Continue reading

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Education Authority challenged by Unite to end ‘poverty pay’ as strike action recommences

As education workers return to picket-lines this morning, Unite the union called on the Education Authority to engage in talks to end poverty pay in Northern Ireland’s school services. The union emphasized that, despite Education Authority’s claims its hands are … Continue reading

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