Category Archives: Budget 2015

Minister Farry must intervene on University proposals which threaten compulsory redundancies

University of Ulster has told Unite that unless they can secure sufficient voluntary redundancies, they too will require compulsory redundancies Announcement of forced job losses at Queen’s makes nonsense of NI Executive promises that public sector Exit Scheme would be … Continue reading

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Funding Cuts will mean thousands excluded from Higher Education Opportunities

NI Executive policies targeting educational expenditure will undermine our long-term economic growth  University of Ulster informs workforce of almost 200 redundancies and closure of Coleraine Modern Languages school September 2nd: Unite’s officer with responsibility for the union’s membership at the … Continue reading

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Unite-sponsored public meeting in Belfast tonight on the threat posed to Justice and Welfare by Legal Aid changes

Changes to Legal Aid eligibility combined with Welfare Reform changes will leave working-class without recourse to justice August 12th: Unite’s community membership branch in West Belfast will host a public information meeting on the threat posed by the legal aid … Continue reading

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Osborne’s onslaught on tax credits will disproportionately impact Northern Ireland

If adopted in Northern Ireland, plans to scrap student maintenance grants would exclude a generation of working class youth from higher education Unite will initiate a campaign to raise wages and maintain workers’ income through industrial action  July 8th: Speaking … Continue reading

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Unite calls for suspension of lone parent cuts pending full review, consultation with advocacy groups

Union warns low-paid workers will bear brunt of changes Trade union Unite today (Monday June 29th) called on the Government to suspend the introduction of changes to the One Parent Family Payment scheduled to take effect this coming Thursday. The … Continue reading

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