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Urgent action needed by Stormont Ministers after Moy Park worker dies from Covid-19 and clusters of infection reported at a growing number of poultry and meatpacking sites

Moy Park’s Dungannon site must be temporarily shutdown while entire workforce, and families, is tested and assessed, with workers receiving full pay for duration  Health and Safety Executive of NI must conduct responsive and unannounced physical inspections of meat processing … Continue reading

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Covid-19 clusters in Northern Ireland meatpacking sector point to urgent need for sector-specific infection controls to protect workers

Immediate programme of testing with quick turnaround needed for all meatpacking workers and their families along with wider package of measures including, where necessary, temporary closures for deep-cleanses without loss of pay Fears that meatpacking sites here could experience outbreaks similar … Continue reading

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Executive Ministers’ clarification on eligibility must be followed by commitment by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to furlough all employees on full pay 

Guidance from Minister for Communities to local authorities clarifies they are eligible to furlough workers under government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Eligibility confirmation comes after union publicises case and writes to seek answers from both Finance and Communities’ Ministers Unite Regional Officer Kieran Ellison welcomed … Continue reading

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Thousands of hospitality workers laid off in last twenty-four hours with thousands more facing jobs threat

Some of the biggest names in Northern Ireland hospitality close their doors in face of Coronavirus downturn leaving thousands of workers facing destitution A week after Unite opened a survey of its members in the hospitality sector the results obtained … Continue reading

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Stormont intervention urgently needed to support SP Graham workforce of 150 who face prospect of being laid off without pay as of close of business today

SP Graham’s management engage with Unite to charter a way forwards, despite total absence of support for workers in gambling sector Help needed to enable businesses accessing support as bureaucratic hurdles are resulting in workers paying the price Unite Regional … Continue reading

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