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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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Investment for future growth must follow sale of Bombardier Aerospace to Spirit Aerosystems

Skills and capacity of Bombardier manufacturing workforce is world class and has driven commercial interest   Welcoming the announcement of the sale of Bombardier’s Aerospace manufacturing operation to aerospace components manufacturer Spirit Aero Systems, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Today’s deal will … Continue reading

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Unite seeks assurances on investment and job security for Bombardier employees in Northern Ireland

Union expresses hope that any prospective new owner will commit to local production and bring forward expanded investment Jackie Pollock, Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, responded to news that Bombardier was to sell its Aerostructures division globally which includes all … Continue reading

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