Tag Archives: health and safety

Latest medical evidence showing rising risk of social transmission of Covid-19 makes urgent case for schools to make mandatory wearing face coverings on school buses

Ministers for Education and Infrastructure must intervene to issue guidance for all schools to enforce infection control measures on public transport Huge variations in approach taken by schools leaves drivers concerned for their own safety as well as that for … Continue reading

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Cranswick: latest Covid-19 cluster highlights ongoing failure to address issues in meat sector

Unite urgently seeking clarification and assurances from management “If workers are not safe, nobody is safe” August 20th:  Unite, which has members working at the Cranswick meat processing plant in Cullybackey, which has shut down following a Covid-19 cluster, is … Continue reading

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Road Safety Authority flunks Covid-safety test

Unite says Driving Instructors locked out of hand hygiene August 20th:  Unite, which represents Driving Instructors throughout Ireland, has accused the Road Safety Authority of locking instructors out of hand hygiene since the resumption of driving tests.  Pointing out that, during … Continue reading

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‘New normal’ excludes workers

Members of Unite give coalition a ‘slow clap’; say workers were “applauded then abandoned” by those who promised a “lasting appreciation”  Programme for government fails to address need for renewed workers’ rights legislation. Status of workers in the “new normal” … Continue reading

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Hairdressing: Agreed safety protocol needed before June 29th re-opening

Provision must be made for those who cannot return to work due to health or childcare concerns Responding to this evening’s announcement that the hairdressing sector is to re-open from June 29th, three weeks earlier than initially planned, trade union … Continue reading

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