Tag Archives: Equalities

Domestic violence leave: IBEC stance highlights toxic ‘culture of doubt’

IBEC’s objections to legislation dubbed ‘anti-woman and anti-business’ October 6th: Unite, which represents workers throughout the economy, today (Thursday) said that demands by employers’ group IBEC earlier this year that domestic violence victims be required to provide evidence of abuse … Continue reading

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Murder of Ashling Murphy must be catalyst for change

Unite Regional Women’s Committee backs call for single Government department to address violence against women Trade union Unite, which represents workers throughout Ireland, today (Friday) said that Wednesday’s murder of teacher Ashling Murphy must act as a catalyst for change, … Continue reading

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Unite seeks urgent meeting with Communities’ Minister over impending closure of Regina Coeli Women’s Hostel in West Belfast

Minimum pay workers receive notice of pending redundancy for February 27th at only women-only facility offering accommodation and addiction support for homeless in Northern Ireland Regina Coeli house, at Lakeglen avenue in West Belfast, has provided a refuge to homeless and … Continue reading

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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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