Category Archives: Public Services

Department of Health pay announcement is meaningless and delivers nothing to NI healthcare workers

Return to NHS pay parity across all UK nations needed to guarantee integrity and sustainability of NHS services in Northern Ireland Funding for Agenda for Change restructuring must be extended as well as UK-wide pay increase November 22nd: Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Education Authority moves to close school bus depot in Lisnaskea threatens health and safety

Proposals for school bus drivers to use commercial forecourts in Lisnaskea are unacceptable corner cutting Cost-cutting plans will force reliance on Enniskillen school bus depot to cover entirety of Fermanagh and threaten to impact children attending schools November 15th: Unite … Continue reading

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Public transport remains the safest mode of transport for female passengers, but this needs to be true for workers as well

Translink management must adopt a no tolerance approach to better support staff attacked in the workplace  Figures confirm Translink employees continue to be on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults November 12th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer … Continue reading

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Up to eighty redundancies expected at Camden Group in Antrim

In absence of trade union recognition, workers being made redundant are receiving statutory redundancy payments only Individual members of union encouraged to contact Unite officials to secure their rights, non-union workers should join Unite to protect themselves going forward November … Continue reading

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An estimated 80 AES job-losses and a further 60 contractor redundancies likely across Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Unite formally notified of more than 20 redundancies by AES but job-loss figure expected to rise sharply Energy Regulator must intervene to allow SONI to offer ‘capacity contract’ quickly to avoid all 250 AES jobs being lost November 8th: Despite … Continue reading

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