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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council management must accord women period dignity

Union members slam inadequacy of council approach which seeks to place onus on staff for donations to addressing period poverty Management approach should focus on providing women with dignity and normalising a natural biological process Unite Regional Women’s and Equalities … Continue reading

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Waste collection workers at Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council to leaflet households over outsourcing

Unite, GMB and NIPSA unions join together to warn outsourcing will diminish bin collection service and threatens bin charges Outsourcing a false economy – meaning lower pay, poorer health & safety and less reponsibility Speaking on behalf of the three … Continue reading

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Workers to challenge Causeway Coast & Glens Councillors on Poverty Pay

Unite members will seek support for Living Wage pay commitment ahead of Coleraine council meeting tonight [Tuesday, June 27th 6pm] June 27th: Unite Regional Officer Gareth Scott confirmed his union’s members would seek to engage councillors at Causeway Coast & … Continue reading

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Chair of Unite’s Ireland Executive warns Brexit poses threat to local authority workers

Risk that management may ‘harmonise’ down rights for workers in merged councils across Northern Ireland June 15th: After a meeting of the union’s representatives across all eleven super-councils in the Maldron Hotel Derry/Londonderry, Liam Gallagher, chair of the Irish Executive … Continue reading

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NI Local Authority workers take action to secure a Living Wage

Local Government now a ‘low pay employer’ says union leader July 9th: Unite members across Northern Ireland’s local authorities will take strike action tomorrow (Thursday July 10th) following an overwhelming vote for the action by Unite members in England, Wales … Continue reading

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