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Education Authority moves to close school bus depot in Lisnaskea threatens health and safety

Proposals for school bus drivers to use commercial forecourts in Lisnaskea are unacceptable corner cutting Cost-cutting plans will force reliance on Enniskillen school bus depot to cover entirety of Fermanagh and threaten to impact children attending schools November 15th: Unite … Continue reading

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Translink workers stand ready to defend public transport services against impact of austerity cuts

Northern Ireland’s public transport faces a ‘perfect storm’ between private sector cherry-picking of profitable routes and chronic underfunding Union seeks urgent meeting with Translink management and Department for Infrastructure officials to identify status of threat to bus routes January 23rd: … Continue reading

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Department of Infrastructure failure to address workforce pay inequality leaves winter service understaffed

Transport NI failure to respond to union’s warnings about consequences of pay disparity blamed on absence of Infrastructure Minister A fixed ‘rate for the job’ for road gritting duties is only way to ensure continued equality of cover for all … Continue reading

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Health Department reversal on £70 million Health Trust cuts is a victory for those who care about our NHS

Department’s latest climb-down was won by a powerful coalition of trade unions and communities standing together Health Department leadership must now initiate a grown-up dialogue about reshaping services based on genuine partnership not sham consultation October 11th: Kevin McAdam, Regional … Continue reading

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£70 million healthcare cuts – an attempt to deliver agenda of the Department of Health Permanent Secretary

Unite in Health spokesperson writes open letter to HSC Trusts over cutback proposals Nursing and domiciliary care cuts will cost more in long-run by causing further blockages at Emergency Departments Kevin McAdam, Regional Officer for Unite issued an open letter … Continue reading

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