Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill working towards Living Wage

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has reiterated her support for the HSC workforce and for the implementation of a living wage.
The Minister said: “I am aware of, and sympathetic towards, the Trade Union campaign for a living wage for all health and social care staff , which is based on the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage.
"I have said before and I want to reiterate that our staff are the biggest asset that we have, and that is why I implemented the NHS Pay Review Body recommendation of a 1% consolidated pay uplift for 2016/17.

“Whilst the Executive's public sector pay policy does not mandate the application of a living wage, it is important we work towards the application of such for HSC staff in the context of developing an affordable package of pay reform."

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Ó Muilleoir to meet with political parties ahead of RHI Inquiry Statement

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will meet with political parties tomorrow to discuss the Public Inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

The Minister said: “This Inquiry will be impartial and objective and it will be tasked with getting to the truth of this scandal. These meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss the terms of reference and hear the views of other parties. My objective remains to deliver a no-hiding-place Inquiry that serves the public interest.”

It is the Minister’s intention to make a statement to the Assembly on the RHI Inquiry on Tuesday. 

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