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Belfast City Council workers must not be collateral damage in bonfire dispute

Workers have the right not to be dragged into divisive disputes over bonfires Resolution to bonfires concerns must be delivered on inclusive basis July 28th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, urged political leaders on Belfast City Council to … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council officials discussing possible closure of Loughside leisure centre

Leaked management plans by outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, admits closure would be ‘extremely political’ and recommends exploring ‘opportunities for reduced operational hours’ in the interim. Plans in discussion also include transfer of Whiterock leisure centre to community groups … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must reverse threats to Ballysillan and Shankill swimming pools

Outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, plan to close Shankill pool Staffing cuts planned at Ballysillan will force part of pool to be roped off meaning unsafe access for junior swimmers June 21st: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must intervene to defend services and staff at outsourced Leisure Centres

Unite has yet to receive management report over Health & Safety impact of corner-cutting policies Growing use of casual working is leaves increasing numbers of leisure centre staff in poverty-pay trap June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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Department of Infrastructure must reject cherry-picking by private sector bus operators

Application by Hannon Coach targets most lucrative bus route in Northern Ireland License application from private sector will undermine cross-subsidisation model May 17th: Unite the union’s deputy Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on the Department of Infrastructure to reject an … Continue reading

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