Tag Archives: Leisure Centres

GLL spin on corner-cutting does not address continued Health & Safety concerns at Belfast Leisure Centres

Outsourced management company tell press they have fifty-five pool plant operators when there are none remaining Crisis at pools continues with corner-cutting on staffing leading to continued failure to chlorinate and dangerous practice Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, responded to … Continue reading

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Leisure staff march on May Day to demand Belfast City Council take back responsibility for leisure centres

March and rally organised by Unite the union ahead of council debate on motion to bring outsourced leisure services back in-house Union reiterates claims that GLL understaffing has resulted and continues to result in serious health & safety breaches Unite … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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