Tag Archives: Robin Swann

Minister for Health fails to respond in more than a fortnight to Registered Childminders’ written request for a meeting on concerns 

Childminders left turning away working parents because of lack of clear guidelines on status of essential and key workers eligible for childcare Minister has met with NI Childminding Association to discuss that organisation’s priorities, vital he now hears voice of Registered Childminders themselves Susan … Continue reading

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Childcare workers providing vital service during Covid-19 pandemic seek urgent clarity from Health Minister

Registered Childminders are currently having to refuse childcare to working parents because guidelines over status of essential and key workers are inadequate Unite writes to Minister on behalf of members in its Registered Childminders’ branch to seek clarification on safety ratios, vetting … Continue reading

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Health Minister Robin Swann must extend childcare support scheme to cover all essential key workers

Current eligibility criteria excludes all private sector workers except those delivering health and social care services Denial of childcare is disproportionately impacting female workers and leaving working families at risk of abject poverty George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Unite members vote to accept Department of Health commitments on pay parity and safe staffing proposals

Unite, Unison and RCN members vote to end industrial action which has impacted Northern Ireland’s health and social care service Unite in Health’s four thousand members in Northern Ireland have voted overwhelming to end their industrial action after the Minister … Continue reading

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Unite in health suspends action and will ballot members on Department of Health pay offer

Regional Industrial Sector Committee votes to suspend plans for escalated industrial action Union will recommend acceptance of offer which promises pay parity and further uplift in 2020 Unite Regional Officer for Health Kevin McAdam confirmed his union would be joining … Continue reading

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