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Join us on Saturday 9th of March to celebrate International Women’s Day in Belfast.

The former Tyrone County Hospital in Omagh closed its doors in June 2017, but the Western Trust has paid out £410,000 to a security firm to keep the site protected, it can be revealed. Joe McCusker, Regional Organiser for UNISON Northern Ireland, spoke to Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio Ulster this morning about the issue.

UNISON wins pay out for low-paid staff at Solihull Sixth Form College

"The peace process was about removing the borders between people on the island of Ireland. Brexit risks putting them back up." Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, weighs in on Brexit and Northern Ireland for the New Statesman.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council have released up to date guidance on health and character.

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On Thursday 14 and Friday 15 February 2019, trade union delegates from across the island of Ireland are gathering for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Annual Disability Seminar in Belfast.

The decision by the Supreme Court to grant permission for an appeal against last summer’s Court of Appeal judgment affecting care workers on sleep-in shifts is extremely good news, says UNISON.

UNISON past president Margaret McKee has launched a petition to repeal the two-child limit on tax credits and universal credit.

This week a local GP was in the news after telling patients to “go private” for health care treatment. UNISON Regional Organiser Joe McCusker joined the debate on Radio Ulster.

UUSU is planning to privatise catering facilities across their campuses in a move that will save money but cost staff.