Tag Archives: Community

New all-island Champions Cup to focus on communities

All sponsorship money to go to local clubs and community events May 9th: Unite today (Thursday) announced its sponsorship of a new   ‘Unite the Union Champions Cup’. This three year sponsorship will see a two-legged play off (home and away) … Continue reading

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ABC council vote to outsource Craigavon leisure threatens community access to leisure services

Experience of outsourcing of leisure services in Belfast City Council has been higher prices, reduced staffing and user access Unite the union vows to make demand for leisure services to stay in-house central to upcoming local elections February 12th: Workers … Continue reading

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Direct Earnings Attachments threaten to push low-pay workers out of legal employment

Department for Communities places responsibility on Employers for debt collection relating to social security overpayments Impact on low income households likely severe as guidance allows repayments to 40% of net earnings November 10th: Unite Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, expressed his … Continue reading

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‘People Power’ campaign claims victory for vulnerable groups using Newry swimming pool

Unite community membership branch spearhead protests which force council into u-turn on charges hike Disabled, elderly and unemployed persons will benefit from charges decision Wednesday 25th: Newry Unite in the community spokesperson, Martin McKeown, welcomed last night’s announcement (Tuesday 24th) … Continue reading

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