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Unite Registered Childminders seek meeting with Education Minister Peter Weir over inadequate support payments

Department of Education’s enhanced financial package amounts to a mere £150 a month in July and August when Covid-19 restrictions impact operations Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, challenged the Northern Ireland Executive on the inadequacy of supports provided to … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must ensure Chancellor moves on June 10th furlough deadline currently blocking support to 500 Thompson Aero Seating workers

Government intervention and investment for repurposing needed to preserve Aerospace jobs and skills as sharp downturn leads to empty order books Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer for Thompson Aero Seating, expressed his union’s dismay at this afternoon’s announcement by Thompson … 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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Public transport services must be properly resourced not funded through workforce furlough

Finance Minister’s public call for furlough of Translink workers without consultation challenged by trade union representing overwhelming majority of workforce Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary, with responsibility for his union’s members at Translink challenged public pronouncements by Finance Minister Conor Murphy which suggested … Continue reading

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Childcare workers providing vital service during Covid-19 pandemic seek urgent clarity from Health Minister

Registered Childminders are currently having to refuse childcare to working parents because guidelines over status of essential and key workers are inadequate Unite writes to Minister on behalf of members in its Registered Childminders’ branch to seek clarification on safety ratios, vetting … Continue reading

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