Tag Archives: Northern Ireland Executive

NI Executive must act to extend income guarantee to self-employed construction workers and shut down non-essential works

  Unite the union backs Construction Employers’ Federation call for closure of all non-essential construction sites but demands concurrent protection for workers   Unite Regional Officer, Michael Keenan, called on Executive Ministers in Stormont to extend protections to workers in the … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Johnson’s shutdown statement causes huge confusion and leaves workers at risk

Only appropriate response to Coronavirus threat is to shutdown all non-essential production putting employees on fully-paid leave for duration   Workers in essential production and businesses must be kept safe or sent home   Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for … Continue reading

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If NI Executive is serious about social inclusion, rural access and addressing climate challenge, proper funding for public transport is essential

Departmental warning over future collapse of Translink, Northern Ireland’s public transport provider, reflects consequences of long-term underfunding Collapse of Translink would leave swathes of Northern Ireland without public transport and would spike carbon emissions through forcing a return to the … Continue reading

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