Category Archives: Press Releases

Brendan Ogle: Pandemic Budget benefits usual suspects

Opportunity to rethink economy missed Business supports must be contingent on improved workers’ rights October 13th: In an initial response to Budget 2021, trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors, today said that the Budget fails to lay … Continue reading

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Joint call from NICMA and Unite for extended support to Registered Childminders as survey highlights downturn to incomes across sector

Extensive survey of Registered Childminders identifies large loss of earnings across the board with almost two-thirds not having returned to operating capacity Northern Ireland Child Minding Association (NICMA) and Unite issue joint demand for extension to Childcare Recovery Support scheme … Continue reading

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Stormont Executive must intervene to support livelihoods and skills of hospitality and tourism workers

After meeting Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, Unite delegation calls for direct financial payments to hospitality workers as previous handouts to businesses have not been passed onto workers on reduced hours and facing redundancy Call for ban on exploitative practices such … Continue reading

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Seagate workforce left anxious over inadequate management response to Covid-19 outbreak

Unite has been informed that at least three workers have tested positive and a further 15 left self-isolating in outbreak among Derry workforce of 1,400 Seagate workers not already in Unite encouraged to join as the best way to protect … Continue reading

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Update: Spike Island workers reinstated

October 1st: “Spike Island Development DAC and UNITE the Union confirm that following a meeting today all issues have been resolved to the satisfaction of the parties. The staff concerned are returning to work for Spike (SIDC) for the remainder … Continue reading

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