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Workers at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council demand answers on threatened outsourcing of festive lighting

Council workers told decision to outsource was taken at council Development committee meeting of September 2nd without any consultation with representative trade unions Unite the union challenges economic case for outsourcing of Christmas lighting across entire borough to private contractor, after last year’s … Continue reading

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Workers welcome successful conclusion of industrial dispute Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Management commits to address all workforce concerns in comprehensive agreement to end dispute Any council worker who loses out in the management-trade union led job evaluation process will receive between £500 and £7,500 in compensation Trade unions representing workers at … Continue reading

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Industrial action at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council suspended after management proposal tabled

Joint Communication on behalf of the Management (MS) and Trade Union Sides Following a period of intense negotiations between Management and the recognised Trade Unions within Newry Mourne and Down District Council, a proposal has been tabled that has facilitated … Continue reading

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Industrial action escalates at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council as mediated talks collapse after management refuse trade union proposal to end dispute

All four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, warn work-to-rule will result in severe disruption to services hugely dependent on overtime and staff goodwill Councillors vote to back proposal by independent members for trade unions representatives to appear … Continue reading

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Unions confirm escalation of industrial dispute at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council after mediated talks collapse due to management intransigence

Members of all four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, will commence work-to-rule from January 4th, second 24-hour strike date confirmed for January 27th Councillors warned that work-to-rule will result in severe disruption to council services as authority … Continue reading

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