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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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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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Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy

Wrightbus redundancies latest hammer blow for Ballymena and Antrim economy Management inform workers of ninety-five job losses due to downturn in orders February 12th: Manufacturing strategy including economic taskforce, with trade union representation, must be established to tackle tsunami of job … Continue reading

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