Category Archives: Public Services

Belfast City Council officials discussing possible closure of Loughside leisure centre

Leaked management plans by outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, admits closure would be ‘extremely political’ and recommends exploring ‘opportunities for reduced operational hours’ in the interim. Plans in discussion also include transfer of Whiterock leisure centre to community groups … Continue reading

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Announced cuts to advanced nursing training will have drastic long-term impact

Training places for health visitor district nursing and advanced practitioners will be halved Cuts will impact school nurse numbers leaving vulnerable children at risk June 22nd: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the Health sector in Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must reverse threats to Ballysillan and Shankill swimming pools

Outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, plan to close Shankill pool Staffing cuts planned at Ballysillan will force part of pool to be roped off meaning unsafe access for junior swimmers June 21st: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must intervene to defend services and staff at outsourced Leisure Centres

Unite has yet to receive management report over Health & Safety impact of corner-cutting policies Growing use of casual working is leaves increasing numbers of leisure centre staff in poverty-pay trap June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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HSCT Pre-Consultation document a cynical attempt to secure support to justify Stroke unit closures

Unite calls for stroke services to be delivered across all acute hospitals with specialist treatments at a few onward treatment centres Stroke services need investment with skilled staff deployed to meet local demand June 13th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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