Category Archives: Unite Equalities

Half a century after pay equality act passed, average pay for women in Northern Ireland remains 10 percent lower than for men

Occupations in which women still predominate such as Carers and Cleaners paid less and treated as lower skilled Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer reflected on the fact that today marks a half century since pay equality legislation … Continue reading

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Minister for Health fails to respond in more than a fortnight to Registered Childminders’ written request for a meeting on concerns 

Childminders left turning away working parents because of lack of clear guidelines on status of essential and key workers eligible for childcare Minister has met with NI Childminding Association to discuss that organisation’s priorities, vital he now hears voice of Registered Childminders themselves Susan … Continue reading

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Regional support organisations must receive their fair share of additional funding for domestic and sexual abuse

Unite questions how much of additional £76 million will go to support Nexus, Women’s Aid, Victim Support and Men’s Advisory Project in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Executive must get serious about tackling surge in domestic and sexual abuse by properly resourcing … Continue reading

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Health Minister Robin Swann must extend childcare support scheme to cover all essential key workers

Current eligibility criteria excludes all private sector workers except those delivering health and social care services Denial of childcare is disproportionately impacting female workers and leaving working families at risk of abject poverty George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Employers must recognise and make adjustments for workers with hidden disabilities

Unite seminar for shop stewards and health & safety reps hears of impact from Fibromyalgia, Autism and Mental health Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer explained that her union’s seminar for workplace reps on Hidden Disabilities was a … Continue reading

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