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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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Customs union exit poses a threat to thousands of Northern Ireland food and drink production workers

Shortfall of migrant workers threatens loss of production to locations elsewhere in Britain and Ireland One major border agri-food producer is already advancing plans for a continental production facility February 27th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, said that the jobs … Continue reading

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DUP and Sinn Féin support Unite’s demand for direct employment of Carillion workers by Housing Executive

Uncertainty facing 250 workers after Carillion Northern Ireland-operation falls into liquidation must be lifted Following confirmation earlier in the day that Carillion Energy Service, who provides Housing Executive maintenance work in Northern Ireland, had followed Carillion plc into liquidation, Jackie … Continue reading

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Workers maintaining roads and water courses are being denied fair holiday pay

Unite questions whether failure to address payments irregularity is due to absence of an Executive Minister At least one thousand workers across Roads Service, Rivers Agency and Forestry Service denied holiday pay based on Working Time Regulations act December 13th: … Continue reading

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Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey pledges to raise issue of Boeing’s failure to engage Canadian government with sister unions

The government, DUP and Sinn Fein must step up to defend right to invest in vital manufacturing sector and fully use their leverage to defend Belfast jobs  September 18th: Unite the union’s General Secretary Len McCluskey added his support to Bombardier’s Belfast … Continue reading

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