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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must vindicate employment rights of outsourced Leisure workers

Outsourced management company Greenwich Leisure Ltd effectively threatens 49 leisure workers around city with redundancy unless they accept reduced T&Cs contracts In addition more than twenty former Andersonstown Road Leisure Centre staff seeking right to return on same conditions of … Continue reading

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Private sector cherry-picking of express bus routes threatens integrity of NI public transport

Public transport facing ‘perfect storm’ of threats as Hannon Coach targets profit-making bus routes across Northern Ireland License application will undermine cross-subsidisation model sustaining Northern Ireland’s public transport system January 11th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on … Continue reading

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SIPTU and Unite to ballot staff at Waterfront and Ulster Halls for strike action

Belfast City Council owned ‘arms-length’ body fails to honour commitment to workforce Outsourced management seek to create two-tier workforce introducing poverty pay and attacking terms & conditions  October 19th: Speaking together for their respective unions, Niall McNally, SIPTU Organiser; and … Continue reading

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Waste collection workers at Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council to leaflet households over outsourcing

Unite, GMB and NIPSA unions join together to warn outsourcing will diminish bin collection service and threatens bin charges Outsourcing a false economy – meaning lower pay, poorer health & safety and less reponsibility Speaking on behalf of the three … Continue reading

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