Category Archives: Unite in the Community

Demand that NIHE take over Regina Coeli women’s hostel to secure vital services raised by Unite with officials from Department for Communities

Unite the union calls on Legion of Mary to do ‘right thing’ and transfer over its ownership of women’s hostel to safeguard provision for vulnerable women Women-only facility providing support for homeless and vulnerable is best secured by Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Unite, Shamrock Rovers and Spheros team up to bring science of football home to Tallaght and Clondalkin

Sports initiative to provide educational STEM resource to local community Programme to be launched 10:30 am on Tuesday September 14th in Tallaght Stadium. September 7th: As part of its sponsorship of the Unite the Union Champions Cup, Unite has partnered with Shamrock … Continue reading

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Stormont must extend income guarantee to self-employed to protect private hire taxi drivers 

Taxi drivers face pauperisation from depot-rent and car-rent charges at time of sharp downturn in fares   Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the Ministers in the Stormont Executive to intervene to extend the Coronavirus income guarantee to … Continue reading

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Trussell Trust figures show a staggering 214 percent increase in demand for emergency food supplies over five years in Northern Ireland

Unite community will raise demand for scrapping of Universal Credit as a core issue of concern in upcoming election Food bank stats expose total inadequacy of ‘fig-leaf’ mitigations package negotiated by Northern Ireland Executive parties Albert Hewitt, Unite Community Coordinator … Continue reading

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In context of political failure, local councils must act to safeguard poor and homeless during cold snap 

In absence of political action, numbers dying in winter in Northern Ireland unnecessarily has risen 130 percent in three years to 1,500 Poverty leaves many reliant on old, dangerous or un-serviced heating devices for heating or going to bed early … Continue reading

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