Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

SONI must withdraw threat to Kilroot workforce given implications of High Court ruling for North-South Energy Interconnector

Decision by High Court to block progress of ARC21 incinerator calls into question likelihood of second energy interconnector High Court Interconnector threat is only latest blow to SONI’s decision to withdraw contract to AES Kilroot and Ballylumford B with loss … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness week: employers must make reasonable adjustments and accommodate those caring for people with mental health illness

Unpredictability of mental health problems leaves parents and carers needing employment flexibility at times of crisis Latest statistics show increasing numbers of children being referred to Mental Health specialists May 14th: Unite Equality Officer, Taryn Trainor, called on employers to … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness week: employers need to recognise their responsibility for workers’ mental health

One in five Northern Ireland workers suffer some form of mental health problem – 25% more than in England Unite to seek adoption of Equality Commission’s Mental Health Charter as part of all future Northern Ireland workplace pay claims May … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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Political failure means Northern Ireland risks missing out on Heathrow hubs investment

Heathrow long-list of 65 locations, includes six in Northern Ireland, for off-site hub as part of £16 billion airport development project Scottish government has secured hub site for Scotland to create 16,000 jobs – Northern Ireland must get its fair … Continue reading

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