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ICTU BDC: Brexit, banking and healthcare among topics addressed by Unite delegates

Workers must not pay the price for a Tory Brexit says Jimmy Kelly July 5th: On the second day of the ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference in Belfast, Brexit was one of the topics dominating debate.  Moving Unite’s motion on Brexit … 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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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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Executive parties must secure access to EU labour market and defend rights of migrant workers

Northern Ireland’s economy particularly at risk from Tory moves to impose a ‘hard Brexit’ Moves to restrict access to migrant labour threatens future sustainability of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food sector October 7th: Sean McKeever, Regional Officer with responsibility for workers in … Continue reading

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Stormont Health Committee to hear of challenges facing NI Health & Social Care

Unite’s Kevin McAdam to present on behalf of Unite and NIC-ICTU health committee Northern Ireland health workers have seen a 16% drop in pay over the past five years and are now the lowest paid in the UK October 5th: … Continue reading

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