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Ambitious long-term strategy needed to sustain shipbuilding capacity and legacy at Belfast shipyard

UK government trawling the globe looking for bargain basement bids, no doubt paying bargain basement wages May 11th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Harland & Wolff demanded that the UK government ensure that the one billion procurement … 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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Unite community branches protests against Tory Benefit Sanctions

Fresh Start deal allowed Tories to introduce benefit sanctions threatening devastating consequences for most vulnerable Unite in the Community will protest outside benefits offices across Northern Ireland at noon tomorrow [March 30th] March 29th: Albert Hewitt explained why his union’s … Continue reading

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Call to support Newry ‘Rally Against Hate Crime’ Demonstration

Post-Brexit focus on restricting migrants and failure to legislate for marriage equality are leading to growth of hate-crime Unite the union calls for attendance at rally set for 1pm Saturday, October 15th at Newry Rainbow Centre October 5th: Jimmy Kelly, … Continue reading

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Road Users left at risk as Northern Ireland Roads Structural Maintenance budget falls by 59% in three year period

Department of Infrastructure confirms Structural Roads Maintenance expenditure budget fell from £131 million in 2013/14 to £54 million in 2015/16 Increasing roads maintenance budget is a better way than corporate tax breaks to secure economic growth across all parts of … Continue reading

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