Devolved matter claim on pay dishonest say trade union

A TRADE union has slammed claims from the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) that increased pay for Fermanagh’s school workers is “a devolved matter”. Members of the Unite who are employed by the Education Authority last week went on a seven-day strike to protest against what the union claim is “a failure to implement a review […]

Balcas strike action averted …but Encirc row heats up

AS Fermanagh’s first private sector strike in over a decade comes to an end, all eyes are turning to Derrylin where factory staff are considering taking to the picket lines.  According to the union Unite, workers in the county have been “electrified” and “galvanised” by the stand taken by staff at Balcas last week, who […]


Warning that transport review ‘could close schools’

BUS drivers have voiced their concern about the future of school transport in Fermanagh by holding a protest outside the Education Authority’s Sligo Road Depot. Led by Unite the Union, the protest was the reaction to a review of home to school transport recently launched by the Department of Education. Speaking to the Herald, Ciaran […]