Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

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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Translink workers plead with public to stay at home to leave buses and trains for key or essential workers

Despite suite of infection control protections, drivers face prospect of catching virus Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary commended the bravery of the bus and rail workers who continue to maintain public transport services at this time. “I’m incredibly proud … Continue reading

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Moy Park workforce left incensed as company bosses refuse fully-paid leave for workers self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

Company fails to reply in a week to Unite request for 100 percent paid leave for those unable to work Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer blasted the management of Moy Park for their callous refusal to extend financial protections to vulnerable … Continue reading

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