Tag Archives: Michael Keenan

SIPTU and Unite to ballot staff at Waterfront and Ulster Halls for strike action

Belfast City Council owned ‘arms-length’ body fails to honour commitment to workforce Outsourced management seek to create two-tier workforce introducing poverty pay and attacking terms & conditions  October 19th: Speaking together for their respective unions, Niall McNally, SIPTU Organiser; and … Continue reading

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Conflicting information to Dyno Rod staff leaves workers fearing their jobs are set to go down the drain

Belfast Drain Clearing Services Ltd tell workers they will transferred to Irish Waste Services Ltd from Monday morning but Irish Waste Services Ltd deny any plans to take on Dyno Rod contracts or workers October 5th: Unite Regional Officer Michael … 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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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

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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

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