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Universal Credit causing misery and hardship for families in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland households claiming the new all-in-one benefit, Universal Credit are being plunged into misery and hardship Westminster government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit before even more families are forced into poverty 23rd May: As part of … Continue reading

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Customs union exit poses a threat to thousands of Northern Ireland food and drink production workers

Shortfall of migrant workers threatens loss of production to locations elsewhere in Britain and Ireland One major border agri-food producer is already advancing plans for a continental production facility February 27th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, said that the jobs … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland’s health service must benefit from budget bonus with, or without, Executive

Chancellor of Exchequer announces £2.8 billion increase to UK NHS funding Moves to break one percent pay cap must be extended to all Northern Ireland healthcare workers Responding to the UK budget announcement of an additional £2.8 billion for the … Continue reading

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Union fears that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Canada visit is a missed opportunity

Unite to continue active schedule of meetings with political and trade union leaders in pursuit of resolution to threat hanging over Belfast jobs September 19th: Jimmy Kelly, Unite Regional Secretary, criticised the response of both the Prime Minister to the … Continue reading

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Tory trade deal with US must not be at expense of Northern Ireland jobs

Remarks made by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on opening UK poultry market to low-cost US competition raise concerns Tory desperation to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with US cannot be allowed to threaten Northern Ireland’s Agri-food industry July 26th: … Continue reading

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