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Black Lives Matter: Unite ethnic minority members highlight role of unions in combating racism

June 24th: Members of Unite’s Regional Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAEM) Committee have expressed solidarity with all those saying “Black Lives Matter!” in Ireland and around the world.  Pointing out that the global response to the killing of George Floyd … Continue reading

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Half a century after pay equality act passed, average pay for women in Northern Ireland remains 10 percent lower than for men

Occupations in which women still predominate such as Carers and Cleaners paid less and treated as lower skilled Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer reflected on the fact that today marks a half century since pay equality legislation … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Contribution of frontline migrant workers to battle against virus must be remembered post-pandemic

Unite warns against scapegoating of migrants during any subsequent economic crisis April 23rd: Trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors throughout the island of Ireland, has highlighted the contribution by migrant workers in healthcare and other frontline services … Continue reading

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council management must accord women period dignity

Union members slam inadequacy of council approach which seeks to place onus on staff for donations to addressing period poverty Management approach should focus on providing women with dignity and normalising a natural biological process Unite Regional Women’s and Equalities … Continue reading

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Public transport remains the safest mode of transport for female passengers, but this needs to be true for workers as well

Translink management must adopt a no tolerance approach to better support staff attacked in the workplace  Figures confirm Translink employees continue to be on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults November 12th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer … Continue reading

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