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Unanimous support for Unite proposal to reintroduce student maintenance grants and a Living wage for apprentices

NIC-ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference endorses union’s call for strict enforcement of working time directive to stop exploitation of apprentices Access to public procurement contracts and grant-aid should be contingent on paying a Living Wage and meeting a 10% apprentice threshold … 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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University of Ulster management must come clean on plans for redundancies and closures

Staff told plans include closure of Psychology department in Magee campus at cost of 14.5 jobs Failure to issue formal notice of consultation and engage union leaves staff to consider industrial action ballot September 10th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean Smyth, … Continue reading

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University of Ulster announcement is latest blow to education and skills base

NI Executive parties must choose to invest in skills and education to secure long-term economic future Reducing places at local Universities further reduces access for working-class children June 18th: Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, Davy Thompson, expressed his union’s concerns over … Continue reading

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Strong vote for strike action against Stormont Austerity Budget

Workers in Translink, Education & Library Boards, Roads Service, NI Fire & Rescue Service and Housing Executive to take one-day strike action Friday March 13th. Unite healthcare workers to join action on March 13th over pay dispute Unite Regional Secretary, … Continue reading

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