Tag Archives: Kevin McAdam

Alarm bells ring over Southern Trust move to end emergency surgery at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry

Decision leaves some parts of Northern Ireland 70 minutes from emergency surgery provision – and that in blue light conditions Unite in the community will mobilise to defend access to basic emergency treatment and make it a major issue ahead … Continue reading

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Kingspan’s Springvale EPS site at Ballyclare, Antrim to close with loss of 23 jobs

Site is still profitable but management’s attitude is ‘to hell with the small group of staff’ who operate it Closure comes as Kingspan proceeds with euro 255 purchase of a leading insulation company in Denmark Springvale EPS Ltd, a subsection of … Continue reading

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Health Minister payment will have no bearing on any pay deal for Agenda for Change

Joint statement issued by the Health Trade Union Side in Northern Ireland: “The Regional Health Trade Unions acknowledge the Health Minister’s wish to recognise the fantastic role staff played and continue to play across the health family. They have been … Continue reading

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Joint Statement by HSC trade unions on developments on rollout of vaccination programme

Our members working across Health and Social Care are under intense pressure as Covid cases continue to rise alarmingly. Large numbers of workers continue to have to self-isolate as close contacts or being symptomatic Covid-19.  In such a stressful environment … Continue reading

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Employers must put in place plans now to encourage mass uptake of Covid-19 vaccines by their workforces

Businesses need to provide paid release to workers to access appointments and commence engagement with Translink now on transport plans for mass workplace vaccination drives While Unite the union encourages broadest possible uptake of vaccine by public, it is vital … Continue reading

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