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Following on from the Branch Officer Elections held in October we are pleased to welcome our new 2018/2019 branch committee members.

Worried about paying your Winter Fuel Bill? Get help staying warm this winter. With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.

Statement from Brian Ferguson, Regional Organiser, UNISON


The UNISON regional Health Committee met 04/12/18 to receive an update from negotiators on pay discussions with the Department of Health and the HSC employers.

Imminent Closure of Drumclay Care Home – UNISON calls on Western Health Trust to ‘Do the Right Thing’.

Anne Speed UNISON lead negotiator for health unions in Northern Ireland expressed no surprise that the pay cap has been lifted by the Department of Finance.  The cap had already been breached in England Scotland and Wales as a result of a 3 year pay deal.

UNISON members protested at the Education Authority Headquarters in Belfast today against the proposed introduction of Epayslips.

UNISON are calling on senior Education Authority management to drop their plan to impose change on how workers will be notified of their pay.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is carrying out this survey at the request of the member unions of the NIC-ICTU Education Trade Union Group which comprises the 10 affiliated unions working in the education sector.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions notes the ruling of the Supreme Court in relation to the Ashers case today. 


Commenting after the announcement, Assistant General Secretary Owen Reidy said :

“UNISON is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sylvia Meehan, mother in law of our colleague and Head of Bargaining and Representation, Anne Speed and mother of our friend Niall Meehan.