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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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Most vulnerable face paying the price for political failure

Unite the union strongly opposed to £70 million further cuts to healthcare Western HSC Trust proposals posed to close residential care home in Derry and neo-natal unit in Enniskillen Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for Health in the Western HSCT … Continue reading

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