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Department of Health must nationalise Four Seasons nursing homes for benefit of staff and clients

Three thousand five hundred workers and seventeen hundred vulnerable and elderly persons in Northern Ireland face threat as company enters administration Questions must be asked about role of private sector in the provision of social care and how the NHS … Continue reading

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ABC council vote to outsource Craigavon leisure threatens community access to leisure services

Experience of outsourcing of leisure services in Belfast City Council has been higher prices, reduced staffing and user access Unite the union vows to make demand for leisure services to stay in-house central to upcoming local elections February 12th: Workers … Continue reading

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Plans to outsource Craigavon leisure centre threatens unacceptable cost to communities and staff

Unite joins NIPSA and GMB to seek meetings with all political groups on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Experience of outsourcing of Leisure in Belfast must be a warning to service users and staff January 17th: On Monday evening … Continue reading

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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Translink workers stand ready to defend public transport services against impact of austerity cuts

Northern Ireland’s public transport faces a ‘perfect storm’ between private sector cherry-picking of profitable routes and chronic underfunding Union seeks urgent meeting with Translink management and Department for Infrastructure officials to identify status of threat to bus routes January 23rd: … Continue reading

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