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One percent pay offer for healthcare workers woefully inadequate, completely fails to meet inflationary pressures

Pay offer reinforces need for functioning and locally-accountable Executive Northern Ireland health and social care workers paid the least of any UK region March 28th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the union’s workers in the Healthcare sector … Continue reading

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Hard Brexit failure threatens thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland

Conservative party clearly fails to understand scale of challenges posed to Northern Ireland’s economy Recent statements by Tory negotiating team reinforces urgency for a functioning local Executive to defend Northern Ireland’s interests March 16th: Unite Ireland Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, has … Continue reading

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Executive parties must secure access to EU labour market and defend rights of migrant workers

Northern Ireland’s economy particularly at risk from Tory moves to impose a ‘hard Brexit’ Moves to restrict access to migrant labour threatens future sustainability of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food sector October 7th: Sean McKeever, Regional Officer with responsibility for workers in … Continue reading

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Wrightbus recruitment freeze latest blow to Ballymena and NI Manufacturing sector

Failure of NI Executive parties to agree to stand-alone Industrial Strategy in context of Brexit leaves manufacturing workforce facing uncertainty Unite seeking urgent meeting with Wrightbus management on long-term implications of move August 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Joanne McWilliams, who … Continue reading

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Executive parties must guarantee social, economic and environmental protections will not be downgraded by Brexit

Northern Ireland citizens must not suffer any diminution of workplace rights, health and safety protections or environmental safeguards NI Executive should investigate the reintroduction of selective financial assistance for Manufacturing to mitigate adverse Brexit impact July 21st: Speaking as the … Continue reading

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