Tag Archives: Infection Control

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

Foyle Foods Omagh workforce suffered at least 35 confirmed Covid cases during first peak of pandemic Unite the union Regional Officer Gareth Scott was scathing about a threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to remove a special Covid payment 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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Hospitality bosses cannot be allowed to leverage jobs threat to force unsafe reopening

Workers call for no erosion of two-metre social distancing in the workplace as vital Infection control precaution Opportunities for workforce up-skilling during COVID-shutdown must be explored as part of a new deal for hospitality workers  Unite hospitality organiser Neil Moore … Continue reading

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Moy Park bosses refusal to provide workforce Covid testing blasted by Unite the union

Group’s latest profits showed £72 million in operating profits with the top-paid director receiving £2.6 million In the face of total and continued inaction by the Stormont Ministers on crisis in meatpacking sector, workers will organise to defend themselves Sean McKeever, Regional Officer for … Continue reading

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