Tag Archives: #politicalfailure

Hospitality Workers’ safety and livelihoods must not be used as a bargaining chip or political football by bosses or politicians

Union condemns attempts by bosses to reopen illegally and against medical advice Unite Hospitality organiser, Neil Moore, issued a warning to hospitality bosses who had publicly announced that they would open their doors regardless of any decision by Stormont on … Continue reading

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Future of Belfast City Airport hangs in the balance as Swissport announce plans for 95 redundancies

Airport workers rally at the steps of Stormont hears call for urgent action to avert the full-blown crisis facing Belfast City Airport Unite represents 150 Swissport baggage handlers and check-in staff at Belfast City Airport. Regional Officer for the workers, … Continue reading

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In context of political failure, local councils must act to safeguard poor and homeless during cold snap 

In absence of political action, numbers dying in winter in Northern Ireland unnecessarily has risen 130 percent in three years to 1,500 Poverty leaves many reliant on old, dangerous or un-serviced heating devices for heating or going to bed early … Continue reading

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Legislation to break logjam on Departmental decision-making must lead to swift action on NHS pay disparities

Unite calls on the Permanent Secretary for Department of Health, Richard Pengelly, to meet with trade unions to discuss extension of UK-wide pay and terms & conditions reforms to Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland healthcare workers have been left behind on … Continue reading

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Proposed radical reform of NI Ambulance Service is welcome but must be underpinned by level playing field on pay for paramedics

Political failure has led to situation where paramedics in Northern Ireland are paid eight thousand pounds less a year than those in England and Wales  No guarantees that proposals to recruit additional 300 paramedics to meet 50% surge in demand … Continue reading

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