Tag Archives: childcare

Hairdressing: Agreed safety protocol needed before June 29th re-opening

Provision must be made for those who cannot return to work due to health or childcare concerns Responding to this evening’s announcement that the hairdressing sector is to re-open from June 29th, three weeks earlier than initially planned, trade union … Continue reading

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Health Minister Robin Swann must extend childcare support scheme to cover all essential key workers

Current eligibility criteria excludes all private sector workers except those delivering health and social care services Denial of childcare is disproportionately impacting female workers and leaving working families at risk of abject poverty George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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ABP Lurgan strike: 240 workers stand firm against low pay and anti-family hours

Parties set to engage at LRA following today’s action Workers heartened by community and union support November 4th: 240 Unite members at ABP Lurgan, spanning six different nationalities, have been on the picket line since 6 am this morning (Monday) … Continue reading

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Strike to halt production at ABP Meats in Lurgan tomorrow (Monday, November 4th)

Dispute at Goodman-owned plant driven by low pay and anti-family hours Stoppage follows overwhelming vote in favour of action November 3rd: The first in a series of planned stoppages at the Anglo Beef Processing plant in Lurgan will start at … Continue reading

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Unite calls for suspension of lone parent cuts pending full review, consultation with advocacy groups

Union warns low-paid workers will bear brunt of changes Trade union Unite today (Monday June 29th) called on the Government to suspend the introduction of changes to the One Parent Family Payment scheduled to take effect this coming Thursday. The … Continue reading

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