Category Archives: Public Services

If NI Executive is serious about social inclusion, rural access and addressing climate challenge, proper funding for public transport is essential

Departmental warning over future collapse of Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transport provider, reflects consequences of long-term underfunding Collapse of Translink would leave swathes of Northern Ireland without public transport and would spike carbon emissions through forcing a return to the … Continue reading

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Glider service routes to Colin Connect in West Belfast withdrawn after two separate attacks on vehicles leave windows smashed

In order to safeguard the safety and welfare of drivers and passengers, the Glider will turn at the Michael Ferguson roundabout and not travel to the Colin Connect terminus, where the attacks occurred. Unite workforce reps to seek clear assurances … Continue reading

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Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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All parties should follow through on their election promises to include restoration of NHS pay parity in Northern Ireland talks process

A cross-party commitment to a payment necessary to avert planned strike action by local NHS workers this Wednesday Welcoming the commencement of fresh inter-party talks on the restoration of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive, Kevin McAdam Unite Lead officer for … Continue reading

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Unite members vote overwhelmingly for strike action despite attempt by Health Department Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly to interfere with union’s industrial ballot

Health and social care workers in Unite voted 82.4 percent in favour of strike action and 91.1 for industrial action short of strike action over pay inequality and the staffing crisis Department of Health must address pay equality demand and end … Continue reading

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