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Campaign must continue until women in Northern Ireland secure full equal access to free, safe and legal abortion

UK Government moves to meet costs of Northern Ireland women seeking abortions in GB welcome but leaves women here as second-class citizens Local politicians responsible for system where NI women are forced into exile to access essential healthcare services Unite … Continue reading

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Unite welcomes launch of ‘Abortion as a Workplace Issue’ report

Pioneering research will help inform union’s campaigning on abortion October 19th: Unite today welcomed the publication of Abortion as a Workplace Issue, based on a quantitative and qualitative survey of trade union members commissioned by five trade unions including Unite, … Continue reading

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Victory for campaign for free access to English NHS abortions for Northern Ireland women

This is only a stop-gap solution; Northern Ireland women deserve full equality Westminster must legislate for proper reproductive healthcare including abortion and respect NI women’s human rights  June 29th: Taryn Trainor, Unite Equality Officer, welcomed the commitment by the Westminster … Continue reading

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Call for NIC-ICTU to publicly condemn prosecution of young woman for taking abortion pills

Unite challenges other trade unions to adopt ‘pro-choice’ positions Right to abortion is a class issue – unacceptable that Northern Ireland is only part of United Kingdom where it is unlawful April 13th: Speaking at the Northern Ireland Committee of … Continue reading

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Unite condemns criminalisation of women facing crisis pregnancies

Union says extension of 1967 Abortion Act to NI, repeal of 8th Amendment in ROI, crucial to protecting women’s health January 14th: Trade union Unite has today condemned the arrest and prosecution of women in Northern Ireland charged with procuring … Continue reading

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