Tag Archives: Covid-19

Unite Registered Childminders seek meeting with Education Minister Peter Weir over inadequate support payments

Department of Education’s enhanced financial package amounts to a mere £150 a month in July and August when Covid-19 restrictions impact operations Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, challenged the Northern Ireland Executive on the inadequacy of supports provided to … Continue reading

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Driving instructors warn of COVID-19 risks in absence of sector-specific safety protocols

Potential 20,000 daily personal interactions in sector July 12th: Unite, which represents driving instructors throughout Ireland, today (Sunday) warned that both instructors and learners could be at risk unless rigorous safety protocols are developed which take account of conditions specific … Continue reading

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Stormont must act on manufacturing threat after latest announcement of job losses by Sensata

Decision to make redundant 160 workers in Antrim comes only months after plans to close Sensata Carrickfergus was announced Stormont must establish a Manufacturing Taskforce to roll-out a proactive Industrial programme to secure jobs, skills and a future for industry … Continue reading

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Threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to scrap one pound an hour Covid-19 payment is a slap in the face to essential workers

Unite the union Regional Officer Gareth Scott was scathing about a threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to remove a special Covid payment from July 3rd. The payment was provided to employees to help meet the additional costs arising from … Continue reading

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Aer Lingus: Craft unions write seeking immediate meeting with company  

Unions warn that unilateral action will undermine airline’s recovery   June 20th: Unite Regional Officer Willie Quiqley, who chairs the Craft Group of Unions at Aer Lingus, has written to Aer Lingus management seeking an immediate meeting in light of … Continue reading

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