Category Archives: Press Releases

Monaghan Mushrooms must immediately introduce lateral flow testing and provide fully-paid sick leave to self-isolating workers at its Benburb site

Workers have told Unite of an extensive Covid-19 outbreak at Monaghan Mushrooms production site in Battleford Road, Benburb If outbreak affecting majority of workforce is confirmed, site must be shut for a deep-cleanse pending safe return with testing and full … Continue reading

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Industrial action at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council suspended after management proposal tabled

Joint Communication on behalf of the Management (MS) and Trade Union Sides Following a period of intense negotiations between Management and the recognised Trade Unions within Newry Mourne and Down District Council, a proposal has been tabled that has facilitated … Continue reading

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Joint Statement by HSC trade unions on developments on rollout of vaccination programme

Our members working across Health and Social Care are under intense pressure as Covid cases continue to rise alarmingly. Large numbers of workers continue to have to self-isolate as close contacts or being symptomatic Covid-19.  In such a stressful environment … Continue reading

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Industrial action escalates at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council as mediated talks collapse after management refuse trade union proposal to end dispute

All four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, warn work-to-rule will result in severe disruption to services hugely dependent on overtime and staff goodwill Councillors vote to back proposal by independent members for trade unions representatives to appear … Continue reading

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Moy Park bosses must test entire workforce at Randalstown feed mill after latest Covid outbreak

Unite warns that virus outbreak has potential to impact feed supply to millions of chickens across Northern Ireland Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer warned management at Moy Park that they had to move swiftly to ensure testing of all fifty … Continue reading

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