Tag Archives: Department of Education

Department of Education review on school bus transport threatens child safety, parental choice and low-income households

Unite launches online petition challenging ‘sham consultation’ that fails to consider alternative options including increased funding for education services December 17th: Unite Regional Officer, Gareth Scott, announced the launch of his union’s online petition opposing the current ‘Review of Home … Continue reading

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Welcome for Department’s three-month extension for fixed-contract Youth Workers

Department of Education confirms more than one hundred fixed-term youth workers will have their contracts extended to the end of June 2017 Political parties now need to agree re-establishment of a functioning Executive to secure vital public services March 24th: … Continue reading

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Executive parties must commit to long-term funding of vital Youth Services

Staff left anxious for future after receipt of protective notice letters from Education Authority January 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Taryn Trainor, who represents the union’s membership in the Youth Service sector called for all Assembly parties to commit themselves to … Continue reading

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Education Minister must reconsider decision to dissolve Youth Council of NI

Youth Council has a pivotal role to play in supporting quality of youth service provision Decision runs contrary to recommendation of Assembly Education Committee which considered responses to a public consultation on the proposal December 10th: Unite Regional Officer with … Continue reading

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