Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland UCATT Office

(Northern Ireland is Division 4 of UCATT's North West Region)

Room 1
17 Dundrod Road,
County Antrin
BT29 4SR

Tel: 02890 446 944

Email: [email protected]

Regional Organiser: (Northern Ireland) Michael Keenan

What's going on in the region?

UCATT wins pay rise at Dungannon Council

Three civic amenity site attendants working for Dungannon Council will see their pay rise by £3,000 a year after UCATT lodged an appeal against their job evaluation score. With the help of union representation, they moved from Grade 2 to Grade 4.

UCATT Union Learning Fund (ULF) Northern Ireland Project well underway

UCATT’s £100,000 Union Learning Fund (ULF) Northern Ireland (NI) project Building Sustainable Learning is well underway. It aims to attract “non-traditional” learners into accredited learning by breaking down the barriers they face in accessing training opportunities. To help to achieve this, it is continuing to build and develop the learning networks and partnerships established through previous successful ULF projects.  Project leader is Ciaran Brolly and he is assisted in his role by roving union learning representative (ULR) Pat Archer.

The Project works strategically with the sector skills council, CITB NI, and UCATT has developed a wide network of partners including employers and training providers. For example, it is currently working with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) to deliver an NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Skills, where UCATT NIEA convenor Darren Sharratt is setting up a Learning Committee.

“UCATT has always supported access to education and training," said UCATT ULF NI project leader Ciaran Brolly. “Our aim is to open up learning opportunities for all workers in the wider construction sector, whether this is to help people access higher learning for the first time, or to support members with their continuing education and professional development.”

An important part of the project is working with community-based organisations to identify employment gaps and offer training to those seeking employment or wanting to upskill.

Former Mivan workers win payout

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Latest news from the region

UCATT wins pay rise at Dungannon Council Three civic amenity site attendants working for Dungannon Council will see their pay rise by £3,000 a year after UCATT...
Workers formerly employed by Antrim based construction company Mivan (No 1) Limited have won a payout following a successful industrial tribunal hearing,...
Shop stewards’ seminar focuses on organisation and recruitment Shop stewards from across Northern Ireland gathered for a second one-day seminar on organisation...
New reps train up for their role UCATT has recruited several new reps across Northern Ireland. Four shop stewards and two safety reps have recently started...
UCATT wins regarding for skilled labourers following Single Status UCATT has won a re-grading for skilled labourers at Carrickfergus Council. The union raised...
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