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English Language Teaching: draft legislation leaves teachers behind

Unite slams absence of labour standards from proposed legislation Union unsuccessfully sought meeting with Education Minister Bruton May 18th: Unite, which represents English Language Teachers, said today that the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Amendment) Bill published this week ‘leaves teachers … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching booming on backs of workers

As sector grows by 11%, Unite highlights low pay, unpaid hours and precarious work Bruton must focus on quality of jobs as well as quantity of students April 4th: Unite, which organises English Language Teachers, today  highlighted poor working conditions … Continue reading

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Welcome for Department’s three-month extension for fixed-contract Youth Workers

Department of Education confirms more than one hundred fixed-term youth workers will have their contracts extended to the end of June 2017 Political parties now need to agree re-establishment of a functioning Executive to secure vital public services March 24th: … Continue reading

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Labour Force Survey stats confirm sharp rise in part-time, temporary and self-employed working in Northern Ireland

Self-employment numbers rise 22% in a twelve month period leading to fears of growing bogus self-employment Northern Ireland unemployment rate falls to 5.5% but remains above UK and pre-crash levels October 19th: Unite Regional Secretary for Ireland, Jimmy Kelly, welcomed … Continue reading

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Rhatigan: Unite welcomes Dept of Social Protection finding that workers were employed

Decision means workers entitled to range of PRSI benefits Unite determined to continue fighting scourge of bogus self-employment September 1st: Unite today  welcomed the finding by the Department of Social Protection’s Scope section that members working on a JJ Rhatigan … Continue reading

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