Tag Archives: Privatisation

Department of Infrastructure must reject cherry-picking by private sector bus operators

Application by Hannon Coach targets most lucrative bus route in Northern Ireland License application from private sector will undermine cross-subsidisation model May 17th: Unite the union’s deputy Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on the Department of Infrastructure to reject an … Continue reading

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Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) opens Ballysillan swimming pool shallow with temperature too low for children

Staff members forced to discourage special needs and infant users due to health and safety May fears Unite to raise the latest in a string of health & safety incidents at outsourced Belfast leisure centres with Health and Safety Executive … Continue reading

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Antrim & Newtownabbey Council proposals to outsource waste collection completely unacceptable

General waste bin collection in Newtownabbey, and compostable bin collection in Antrim, under threat of transfer to private operators Fears that other council services including litter collection and leisure services may follow suit April 11th: Following a meeting with management, … Continue reading

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Antrim & Newtownabbey Council proposals to outsource bin collection threaten workers’ jobs and service cohesion

Unite will engage with management over council proposals and to defend members’ interests Outsourcing bin collection can undermine the ability to deliver a cohesive approach to waste reduction and recycling initiatives April 3rd: In response to media inquiries, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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No justification for Translink management to consider another Fare Hike

Interview remarks indicating Chief Executive’s equivocal attitude to privatisation deeply concerning Translink management stall on delivery of Unite’s ‘cost-saving’ proposals, refuse to disclose findings of studies on NITHCo’s extensive property portfolio September 16th: Unite officer for Translink Davy McMurray, whose … Continue reading

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