Tag Archives: Unite NI

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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Employers must recognise and make adjustments for workers with hidden disabilities

Unite seminar for shop stewards and health & safety reps hears of impact from Fibromyalgia, Autism and Mental health Taryn Trainor, Unite Regional Women’s & Equalities Officer explained that her union’s seminar for workplace reps on Hidden Disabilities was a … Continue reading

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Unite members vote overwhelmingly for strike action despite attempt by Health Department Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly to interfere with union’s industrial ballot

Health and social care workers in Unite voted 82.4 percent in favour of strike action and 91.1 for industrial action short of strike action over pay inequality and the staffing crisis Department of Health must address pay equality demand and end … Continue reading

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