Workplace

Ban zero-hour contracts

Fight for decent conditions and pay The scale of the use of super-exploitative zero-hours contracts has been revealed. A recent Unite the Union survey showed that 5.5 million workers – more than 10 times the government’s estimate – were forced to sign up to low wage, precarious working conditions in […]

Trade unions must stand up to Stormont’s austerity

Every part of our civil and public services are under constant attack from government. In every area local struggles are taking place. Workers in housing, health, education, councils, the civil service etc are bravely fighting to defend services from privatisation and cuts. Every one of these campaigns deserves credit as […]

KPL bosses destroy 202 jobs

The administration of KPL Contracts Limited has led to 202 workers being made redundant at the Dungiven based company. The minimum redundancy packages which workers are entitled to after the banks get their money is insulting, not least because workers at KPL share no blame whatsoever for the administration. It […]

No privatisation of leisure centres!

Unions must firmly oppose cuts agenda The decision by Belfast City Council’s 21stFebruary Strategic Policy and Resources Committee by 10 votes to 6 to outsource the entire leisure estate to a ‘Not For Profit’ organisation sent alarm bells ringing throughout the City Council workforce. This decision would have effectively meant […]