logo
Where trade unionists start their day on the net.
UK         
Northern Ireland
Act NOW!

Top news - Northern Ireland

Coronavirus: More than 2,700 health workers are self-isolating 2020-10-22 [BBC]

Derry Royal Mail staff to return after deep clean 2020-10-20 [BBC]

Coronavirus: Almost 1,000 new staff to cope with claims surge 2020-10-16 [BBC]

School closures due to `abandoning' social distancing, union claims 2020-10-15 [Irish News]

Slavery victims almost double – report 2020-10-15 [Irish Examiner]

Care home sales 'puts residents' lives at risk' 2020-10-13 [Belfast Telegraph]

NUJ member denounces police failure to investigate threat to rape her baby 2020-10-13 [NUJ]

Civil servants' union criticises appointments process 2020-10-13 [Irish News]

Covid-19: Expanded job support scheme ‘removes cliff edge’ 2020-10-10 [BBC]

Translink: Union warns of industrial action over threat to jobs 2020-10-09 [Belfast News Letter]

Forecast that jobless total will reach 100k now looks optimistic, warns economy minister 2020-10-09 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: National Trust confirms 72 redundancies 2020-10-09 [BBC]

Coronavirus: councils' job fears after furlough scheme ends 2020-10-09 [BBC]

Nurses shortage 'major barrier' to restarting healthcare services 2020-10-08 [Irish News]

Platform: UTU president 2020-10-05 [Irish News]

Have your say on the Northern Ireland trade union freedom bill 2020-09-30 [PCS]

Ask Your MLAs to Support Musicians During the Covid-19 Pandemic 2020-09-30 [Musicians’ Union]

NUJ demands justice for murdered journalist 2020-09-29 [NUJ]

Coronavirus: Strabane firm O'Neills part closes as staff test positive 2020-09-28 [BBC]

Jobs Support Scheme: Finance Minister seeks clarity from Treasury 2020-09-25 [BBC]

Strabane Euromillions winner loses £30k unfair firing appeal 2020-09-24 [Belfast Telegraph]

'Future tsunami of acute spinal problems' among home workers 2020-09-22 [Irish News]

Coronavirus: Union dispute over Queen's on-campus teaching 2020-09-21 [BBC]

Coronavirus: fears 1,800 aerospace jobs 'at risk' 2020-09-19 [BBC]

Moore Concrete adds 35 staff during pandemic 2020-09-18 [Irish News]

40 jobs to go as Ards print firm goes into administration 2020-09-18 [Irish News]

Jobless rate could rise to 10% as changes during lockdown mean some jobs no longer viable, warn economists 2020-09-17 [Belfast Telegraph]

Redundancies double and unemployment rises to 2.9% 2020-09-16 [Belfast Telegraph]

Threat to 62 jobs at WiggleCRC Co Antrim warehouse with some staff offered move to England 2020-09-16 [Belfast News Letter]

Stormont informed by 90 firms of 6,800 planned redundancies during pandemic 2020-09-16 [Irish News]

Translink plan £20m cost savings 2020-09-16 [Newry.ie]

Coronavirus: More than 30 job losses at Hillsborough Castle 2020-09-16 [BBC]

Women will bear brunt of redundancies due to Covid in hospitality and retail sectors, warn business bosses 2020-09-15 [Belfast Telegraph]

Pace of job losses picks up as firms respond to closing phase of furlough scheme 2020-09-15 [Irish News]

Up to 70 jobs at Ulster Carpets under threat 2020-09-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

Ulster Bank cuts will see 25 jobs go 2020-09-11 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: arts sector facing 'devastation' 2020-09-10 [BBC]

Proposals to reform trade union laws out to consultation 2020-09-08 [Irish Legal News]

Inscrutable approach to public sector pay reflects Sinn Féin minister’s caution 2020-09-05 [Belfast News Letter]

Guidance sought after attempt to exclude trade union official councillor from Antrim and Newtownabbey redundancy discussions 2020-09-05 [Newtonabbey Times]

Coronavirus: employers are offered apprentice cash support 2020-09-04 [BBC]

'Devastating blow' as Coleraine manufacturer set to cut 77 jobs 2020-09-03 [Belfast Telegraph]

Teaching union's concerns after transfer tests postponed to January 2020-09-03 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Only 5% of Belfast employees have returned to workplaces 2020-09-02 [BBC]

School absence fines should be banned temporarily during pandemic: teaching unions 2020-09-01 [Belfast Telegraph]

Transgender advocacy group says new civil service rules ‘protect staff from unsafe conditions’ 2020-08-31 [Belfast News Letter]

Union’s fears after Queen’s confirms face-to-face lectures 2020-08-31 [Belfast Telegraph]

Bid to exclude SDLP councillor from meetings over trade union work 2020-08-29 [Irish News]

RCN calls for 12.5% pay rise to help retain nurses and secure safe levels of staffing 2020-08-29 [Belfast Telegraph]

Coronavirus: Extra 500 bus services to ease school pressures 2020-08-28 [BBC]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

4-10-1936 At Cable Street, London, thousands of trade unionists, socialists and communists throw up barricades to block the British Union of Fascists from marching through the Jewish neighbourhoods of the East End. [more]

6-10-1913 The conference of the Miners Federation passes a motion in favour of a general strike in Britain to support Dublin's locked out workers, with only one vote against. [more]

25-10-1895 Socialist and feminist Edith Lanchester captured by her family and institutionalised for opposing the institution of marriage [more]