Ireland

NI Audit Office report confirms that Universal Credit mitigation package has failed most vulnerable

Jan 17 2019, 16:52    UNITE

Uptake of mitigations funds falls £136 million below Executive target leaving claimants to face full brunt of Tory welfare reform package Only 82 percent of Universal Credit claimants paid on time with more than half drawing down advance payment to … Continue reading →


  • Plans to outsource Craigavon leisure centre threatens unacceptable cost to communities and staff    UNITE Unite joins NIPSA and GMB to seek meetings with all political groups on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Experience of outsourcing of Leisure in Belfast must be a warning to service users and staff January 17th: On Monday evening … Continue reading →
  • Urgent invitation to INM editorial employees    NUJ The NUJ has expressed grave concern about the further redundancies at Independent News & Media and is assisting staff affected.
  • Fórsa campaign seeks fair conditions for school secretaries    FORSA “When I retire I won’t have an occupational pension, meaning my current income will almost half. I’m concerned that if I become ill I’d find it nearly impossible to pay the healthcare costs associated with that.” – Kathleen O’Doherty, school secretary …
  • Owen Reidy writes on Brexit in Belfast Newsletter    ICTU https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/ictu-in-absence-of-devolution-northern-ireland-needs-a-stakeholder-forum-to-examine-brexit-1-8771807
  • Congress statement on UK Brexit vote    ICTU Responding to the rejection of the draft Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK government and the EU in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15th January 2019, Patricia King, General Secretary of the ICTU stated, “while we all anticipated the rejection of the draft Withdrawal Agreement in …
  • SIPTU calls on Government to defend NI Backstop at all costs    SIPTU The comprehensive defeat for Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons on Tuesday (15thJanuary) highlights the urgency for the Government to step up engagement with trade unions in planning for a no-deal scenario, according to SIPTU Deputy General Secretary, Gerry McCormack.
  • Health insurance comparison service for TUI members    TUI The TUI is very pleased to announce that Cornmarket are offering a Health Insurance Comparison Service again this year to all our members. This service provided by Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd will save you time searching through hundreds of plans, and will help you find the most …
  • Counter Protest - Against the Far Right Demonstration - Saturday 19 January 2019, 2 pm City Hall, Belfast    NIPSA A counter protest against the Far Right Demonstration has been called for at2 pm on Saturday 19th January 2019. Some of the language and fear being demonstrated by the literature of the Far Right Group is misleading, factually inaccurate and is designed to instil fear. It is important that this …