Tag Archives: Health & Safety

Driving instructors warn of COVID-19 risks in absence of sector-specific safety protocols

Potential 20,000 daily personal interactions in sector July 12th: Unite, which represents driving instructors throughout Ireland, today (Sunday) warned that both instructors and learners could be at risk unless rigorous safety protocols are developed which take account of conditions specific … 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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Foyle Omagh must confirm the number of cases of Covid-19 and take immediate action to ensure the safety of employees

Company admits number of confirmed cases but so far fails to disclose numbers. The Health and Safety Executive conducted an inspection of the site last week and set recommendations to company requiring an Action Plan by Thursday [May 14th] Gareth … Continue reading

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Covid-19 clusters in Northern Ireland meatpacking sector point to urgent need for sector-specific infection controls to protect workers

Immediate programme of testing with quick turnaround needed for all meatpacking workers and their families along with wider package of measures including, where necessary, temporary closures for deep-cleanses without loss of pay Fears that meatpacking sites here could experience outbreaks similar … Continue reading

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Food production workers will not allow themselves to become the collateral damage of the Northern Ireland Executive’s failure to enforce infection control

NIFDA industry guidance is welcome but now must be converted into action in all workplaces   Unite Regional officer for the Food sector including employers such as Moy Park, Sean McKeever, welcomed the new industry guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Food & … Continue reading

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