Local trade unionist takes to airwaves

A NEW book celebrating 100 years of the Enniskillen Unite Branch has been highlighted in a popular local BBC radio show, Your Place and Mine. Broadcast on Saturday mornings on BBC Radio Ulster and presented by Anne Marie McAleese, the programme celebrates the people, places and stories that make Northern Ireland unique. Former local trade union leader, Jim Quinn, […]

Stormont crisis means no pay offer for health workers

THERE have been warnings of possible further health strikes to come here, despite talks with the Secretary of State, with local health workers not entitled to the same pay deal offered to their colleagues in England. Health workers in the North have been taking part in industrial action for the past four months, just as their […]

NI healthcare workers deserve same pay offer as England

A CALL has been made for healthcare workers in Fermanagh and the North to receive the same pay increase offer as those in England. Health unions in England have gone back to their members to vote upon a five per cent pay increase offered to them by the Department of Health following a period of […]

Nurses fight for pay rise in line with inflation

FERMANAGH’S nurses continued their strike action last Thursday to demand for better pay and working conditions. The one-day dispute took place across the county and the rest of the North with nursing staff protesting for a wage. A pay rise had been offered but unions insist the offer was effectively a pay cut as it […]

Care home

Families of Drumclay residents ‘in grief’ at closing

FAMILIES with relatives in the Drumclay Care Home in Enniskillen have expressed a type of “grief” as the facility closes its doors on Wednesday (March 31). Drumclay was the place since 2018 where, over 200 local elderly people who were discharged from the SWAH often following a fall or surgical procedure, were brought for care […]

Health unions threatening to strike after pay rise ‘insult’

HEALTH workers in Fermanagh have described a proposal that would give NHS workers a pay rise of just one percent as an “insult.” With unions now threatening strike action after voicing their “disgust” at the plan, fears have emerged that the proposal could lead to local workers quitting their jobs which would add further pressure to staffing levels at […]