Category Archives: Unite Equalities

Government must properly fund those at front line of supporting female victims of domestic and sexual violence

Unite encourages workers to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to raise awareness Funding for victims’ support has failed to keep pace with record levels of domestic abuse being reported Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & … Continue reading

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Vote by Westminster in support of Marriage Equality and Reproductive Choice is a historic victory for equality campaigners

Fears Conservative party may seek to limit or restrict impact of decisive Westminster votes Unite Regional Equalities & Women’s Officer, Taryn Trainor, welcomed the vote by Westminster to adopt an amendment into the second reading of the Northern Ireland (Executive … Continue reading

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council management must accord women period dignity

Union members slam inadequacy of council approach which seeks to place onus on staff for donations to addressing period poverty Management approach should focus on providing women with dignity and normalising a natural biological process Unite Regional Women’s and Equalities … Continue reading

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Public transport remains the safest mode of transport for female passengers, but this needs to be true for workers as well

Translink management must adopt a no tolerance approach to better support staff attacked in the workplace  Figures confirm Translink employees continue to be on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults November 12th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness week: employers must make reasonable adjustments and accommodate those caring for people with mental health illness

Unpredictability of mental health problems leaves parents and carers needing employment flexibility at times of crisis Latest statistics show increasing numbers of children being referred to Mental Health specialists May 14th: Unite Equality Officer, Taryn Trainor, called on employers to … Continue reading

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