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UK government must intervene to deliver pay increase for Northern Ireland’s healthcare workers

Due to local political failure, Northern Ireland is now only UK region where NHS workers are still denied a budgeted one percent pay increase Question asked why Department of Health cannot make decision to raise pay but has no difficulties … Continue reading

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Department of Health’s failure to provide sufficient training places underpins crisis in recruitment

Daisy Hill hospital Emergency Department at risk due to failure to recruit senior staff Closure of Emergency Department will lead to even greater pressures on already overcrowded A&E at Craigavon hospital March 31st: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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Southern Health & Social Care Trust must guarantee future of Daisy Hill Emergency Unit

Concerns mount that health trust may justify Emergency Department closure on grounds of inability to recruit consultants Union warns against sleight-of-hand attempt to close facility through ‘temporary closure’ announcement, meaning no public consultation March 30th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Welcome for Department’s three-month extension for fixed-contract Youth Workers

Department of Education confirms more than one hundred fixed-term youth workers will have their contracts extended to the end of June 2017 Political parties now need to agree re-establishment of a functioning Executive to secure vital public services March 24th: … Continue reading

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland must intervene to end buck-passing and safeguard Youth Service jobs

Unite Regional Secretary writes to James Brokenshire MP to request intervention to secure future of youth service jobs More than one hundred youth workers face redundancy from beginning of April 2017 March 21st: In the absence of the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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