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Unite members to be balloted on strike action over sacking of injured Health & Safety rep at Encirc

Support offered for solidarity protest called by Fermanagh Council of Trade Unions in defence of Encirc workers this Saturday [19th May] 11am at Encirc factory gates Two workers had their arms crushed working with same piece of equipment – the … Continue reading

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Greenwich Leisure Limited corner-cutting is impacting health & safety at Belfast Leisure Centres

Unite announces ‘May Day March’ on City Hall to demand municipal leisure centres are returned to in-house management Outsourced management company’s cuts to pool maintenance workers leave Jacuzzis green and pools without chlorine April 25th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council workers must not be collateral damage in bonfire dispute

Workers have the right not to be dragged into divisive disputes over bonfires Resolution to bonfires concerns must be delivered on inclusive basis July 28th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, urged political leaders on Belfast City Council to … Continue reading

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Crane operators: Unite highlights safety concerns as sites picketed

Cranes idle on second day of nationwide strike July 27th: Unite, which represents over 90% of crane operators in Ireland, today held a demonstration outside the Health and Safety Authority to highlight concerns regarding non-compliance with crane operator certification procedures.  … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council officials discussing possible closure of Loughside leisure centre

Leaked management plans by outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, admits closure would be ‘extremely political’ and recommends exploring ‘opportunities for reduced operational hours’ in the interim. Plans in discussion also include transfer of Whiterock leisure centre to community groups … Continue reading

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