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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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Queens University Students Union workers celebrate major win as management u-turn delivers 100 percent furlough, backdated to November

Unite signs agreement with University authorities after Students Union workers vote overwhelmingly to accept offer Welcoming the success of his union’s members, Unite hospitality organiser Neil Moore, said: “This is a huge result for our members who were employed as … Continue reading

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New approach to industrial relations by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council shows how Unite is delivering for workers

Five years after council formation, management moves to resolve long-standing pay inequality dispute by extending pay uplift to disadvantaged workers Unite welcomes moves to furlough workforce on 100 percent pay and to provide workers a special Covid-19 recognition payment to … Continue reading

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