Tag Archives: Leisure Centres

Council must take back control of Leisure Centres, not conduct another delaying review

Unite in discussions with NIPSA on next steps in workforce campaign to reverse outsourcing After success of Falls and Shankill United Workers March, action not more words needed from Belfast City Council April 10th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, welcomed … Continue reading

Posted in Northern Ireland news, Press Releases, Public Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belfast City Council must vindicate employment rights of outsourced Leisure workers

Outsourced management company Greenwich Leisure Ltd effectively threatens 49 leisure workers around city with redundancy unless they accept reduced T&Cs contracts In addition more than twenty former Andersonstown Road Leisure Centre staff seeking right to return on same conditions of … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign for Decent Pay, Northern Ireland news, Press Releases, Public Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belfast City Council officials discussing possible closure of Loughside leisure centre

Leaked management plans by outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, admits closure would be ‘extremely political’ and recommends exploring ‘opportunities for reduced operational hours’ in the interim. Plans in discussion also include transfer of Whiterock leisure centre to community groups … Continue reading

Posted in Northern Ireland news, Press Releases, Public Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belfast City Council must reverse threats to Ballysillan and Shankill swimming pools

Outsourced management company, Greenwich Leisure Limited, plan to close Shankill pool Staffing cuts planned at Ballysillan will force part of pool to be roped off meaning unsafe access for junior swimmers June 21st: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

Posted in Northern Ireland news, Press Releases, Public Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Belfast City Council must intervene to defend services and staff at outsourced Leisure Centres

Unite has yet to receive management report over Health & Safety impact of corner-cutting policies Growing use of casual working is leaves increasing numbers of leisure centre staff in poverty-pay trap June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, has called … Continue reading

Posted in Northern Ireland news, Press Releases, Public Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment