Tag Archives: NI Executive

Hospitality bosses cannot be allowed to leverage jobs threat to force unsafe reopening

Workers call for no erosion of two-metre social distancing in the workplace as vital Infection control precaution Opportunities for workforce up-skilling during COVID-shutdown must be explored as part of a new deal for hospitality workers  Unite hospitality organiser Neil Moore … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must bring forward ambitious industrial programme to secure vital manufacturing skillsbase

Northern Ireland’s industrial sector highly exposed to global shocks from Covid-19 pandemic Investment needed now to secure ‘at risk’ skills base if Northern Ireland is to seize opportunities for future growth Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite, called on the Ministers … Continue reading

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Minister for Health fails to respond in more than a fortnight to Registered Childminders’ written request for a meeting on concerns 

Childminders left turning away working parents because of lack of clear guidelines on status of essential and key workers eligible for childcare Minister has met with NI Childminding Association to discuss that organisation’s priorities, vital he now hears voice of Registered Childminders themselves Susan … Continue reading

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Moy Park bosses refusal to provide workforce Covid testing blasted by Unite the union

Group’s latest profits showed £72 million in operating profits with the top-paid director receiving £2.6 million In the face of total and continued inaction by the Stormont Ministers on crisis in meatpacking sector, workers will organise to defend themselves Sean McKeever, Regional Officer for … Continue reading

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Foyle Omagh must confirm the number of cases of Covid-19 and take immediate action to ensure the safety of employees

Company admits number of confirmed cases but so far fails to disclose numbers. The Health and Safety Executive conducted an inspection of the site last week and set recommendations to company requiring an Action Plan by Thursday [May 14th] Gareth … Continue reading

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