Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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Hospitality workers call time on exploitation at work over holiday period

Workers’ mental health at risk from being asked to work long shifts over Christmas, expected not to take breaks  Sexual harassment from management, colleagues or customers remains a prevalent risk Unite Hospitality activist Neil Moore spoke out for his union’s … Continue reading

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Unite members vote overwhelmingly for strike action despite attempt by Health Department Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly to interfere with union’s industrial ballot

Health and social care workers in Unite voted 82.4 percent in favour of strike action and 91.1 for industrial action short of strike action over pay inequality and the staffing crisis Department of Health must address pay equality demand and end … Continue reading

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Government must properly fund those at front line of supporting female victims of domestic and sexual violence

Unite encourages workers to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to raise awareness Funding for victims’ support has failed to keep pace with record levels of domestic abuse being reported Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & … Continue reading

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Unite ballots healthcare members to secure pay equality, fair treatment for patients and waste on private medicine

Strike ballot opens tomorrow after union members’ request to join the industrial action signalled by other health unions Unite will ballot four thousand NHS members including psychologists, speech and language therapists, pathology laboratory staff, community nurses, pharmacists and support staff. … Continue reading

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