Tag Archives: health and safety

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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Belfast City Council must intervene to defend services and staff at outsourced Leisure Centres

Unite has yet to receive management report over Health & Safety impact of corner-cutting policies Growing use of casual working is leaves increasing numbers of leisure centre staff in poverty-pay trap June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

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Executive parties must guarantee social, economic and environmental protections will not be downgraded by Brexit

Northern Ireland citizens must not suffer any diminution of workplace rights, health and safety protections or environmental safeguards NI Executive should investigate the reintroduction of selective financial assistance for Manufacturing to mitigate adverse Brexit impact July 21st: Speaking as the … Continue reading

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