Tag Archives: Covid-19

Welcome for Department of Education extension of childcare sustainability fund

Public commitment by Education Minister could mean additional payment of £765 to registered childminders Move comes after intense campaign to highlight needs of practitioners by Unite the union Registered Childminders branch Unite the union welcomed today’s commitment by Education Minister … Continue reading

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Hospitality workers’ health and safety must be guiding principle for new Stormont pandemic measures

Unite members in hospitality call for reintroduction of social distancing, strengthening of mask mandate and introduction of Covid hazard pay with 100 percent furlough and sick pay Workers challenge confusing moves to introduce covid passports while social distancing and absence … Continue reading

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Department of Education must intervene to ensure adoption of progressive policies by all schools in Northern Ireland

Union highlights concerns over the low numbers of schools installing Education Authority carbon dioxide monitors and providing free period dignity products As a result of contacts from education workers, Unite has identified that there has been a very low uptake … Continue reading

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Right to picket during lockdown secured following Unite legal challenge

Striking Hovis workers welcome commitment by Department of Health to exempt picket lines from regulation Three day amendment to Covid regulation reflects benefit of employment law being devolved in Northern Ireland Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite welcomed confirmation from … Continue reading

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Intel Covid outbreak: Unite reiterates long-standing call for regular and rigorous on-site testing

Union wrote to Intel project management companies in March NPHET must provide guidance on testing for construction sector April 23rd: Responding to the the news that at least 70 construction workers on the Intel site in Kildare have tested positive … Continue reading

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