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Black Lives Matter: Unite ethnic minority members highlight role of unions in combating racism

June 24th: Members of Unite’s Regional Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAEM) Committee have expressed solidarity with all those saying “Black Lives Matter!” in Ireland and around the world.  Pointing out that the global response to the killing of George Floyd … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Contribution of frontline migrant workers to battle against virus must be remembered post-pandemic

Unite warns against scapegoating of migrants during any subsequent economic crisis April 23rd: Trade union Unite, which represents workers in all sectors throughout the island of Ireland, has highlighted the contribution by migrant workers in healthcare and other frontline services … Continue reading

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Workers walk off ABP site in Lurgan over concerns over Covid-19 measures

Where workers are deemed essential every possible measure should be taken and enforced to protect them Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer called on government to act to protect workers.   “Approximately 80 employees at ABP Meats in Lurgan who are … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must intervene to ensure bars, restaurants and non-essential hotels close ahead of St Patrick’s day

Demand for authorities to inspect licenses,  capacities and social distancing at bars and restaurants who open on St Patrick’s day  Instead of redundancies, workers must be guaranteed full pay on average hours for period of closure  March 16th: Unite Hospitality … Continue reading

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Unite to challenge legality of Swissport plans for two-week lay-off at Belfast City Airport

Stormont Ministers’ failure to intervene has allowed tailwinds of Flybe collapse to spiral Unite represents the overwhelming majority of the approximately 150 Swissport employees at Belfast City Airport. Regional Officer for the workers, George Brash, confirmed that shop stewards representing … Continue reading

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