Tag Archives: Infection Control

Seagate workforce left anxious over inadequate management response to Covid-19 outbreak

Unite has been informed that at least three workers have tested positive and a further 15 left self-isolating in outbreak among Derry workforce of 1,400 Seagate workers not already in Unite encouraged to join as the best way to protect … Continue reading

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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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Unions express grave concern over arrangements for the reopening of schools

The Joint Negotiating Trade Union Side consists of NIPSA, UNISON, GMB and UNITE representing over 15,000 Support Staff employed across the entire Education Sector, we are gravely concerned about the arrangements for the reopening of schools. “JNC Trade Union Side … Continue reading

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Threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to scrap one pound an hour Covid-19 payment is a slap in the face to essential workers

Unite the union Regional Officer Gareth Scott was scathing about a threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to remove a special Covid payment from July 3rd. The payment was provided to employees to help meet the additional costs arising from … Continue reading

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Unite writes to Executive Ministers to protest Economy Minister’s rush to reopen hospitality industry without effective infection control

No confidence in role of tourism working group – a business cabal composed overwhelmingly of bosses but excluding totally hospitality workers – to oversee workplace safety Call for Northern Ireland to adopt ‘roving health and safety reps’ like Scotland and introduce limited reopening with continued … Continue reading

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