Tag Archives: Covid-19

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

Posted in Covid, Northern Ireland news, Press Releases | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Press Releases, Republic of Ireland news | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

As construction sites re-open, Unite seeks NPHET guidance on testing regime

April 11th: Unite, which represents construction workers throughout Ireland, has written to NPHET seeking guidance on the optimum testing regime for construction sites.  Although approximately 30% of construction sites have remained open throughout Level 5 restrictions, non-essential construction sites have been … Continue reading

Posted in Press Releases, Republic of Ireland news | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

DHL must move quickly to share bumper profits with their M&S drivers and warehouse workers to avoid ballot on industrial action

Unite writes to senior DHL management to demand pay increase after consultative ballot returns 100 percent in favour of strike ballot over proposed pay freeze Unite warns of potential disruption to M&S supply should ballot proceed as DHL drivers and … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign for Decent Pay, Northern Ireland news, Press Releases | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Vital that the Stormont Executive prioritises public transport workers for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Unite the union deputy Regional Secretary Davy Thompson urged action by the Northern Ireland Executive to prioritise frontline workers in public transport for the rollout of vaccination against Covid-19. “Unite represents the overwhelming majority of bus and rail workers in … Continue reading

Posted in Covid, Northern Ireland news, Press Releases | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment