Tag Archives: Skills

Levy will lead to sub-standard Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy would penalise employers who already provide upskilling and subsidise ‘cut-cost’ training UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements March 31st: Speaking after an influential committee of MPs … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland industry can compete and win globally but needs real ambition from our political representatives

Packed conference hears united voice of trade unions and employers calling for real action as part of an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland Conference speakers include Howard Beckett, Assistant General Secretary of Unite; Dave Anderson MP, Shadow Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Invest NI failing Northern Ireland workers by grant-aiding poverty pay jobs

Figures show less than half jobs supported by Invest NI pay average Northern Ireland wage Falling global trade and investment trends show impossibility of growth strategy predicated on corporate tax cuts November 1st: Jimmy Kelly, Ireland Secretary for Unite challenged … Continue reading

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Unanimous support for Unite proposal to reintroduce student maintenance grants and a Living wage for apprentices

NIC-ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference endorses union’s call for strict enforcement of working time directive to stop exploitation of apprentices Access to public procurement contracts and grant-aid should be contingent on paying a Living Wage and meeting a 10% apprentice threshold … Continue reading

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