Arlene Foster announces changes in NI while Boris Johnson prepares to take PMQs
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In the Northern Ireland assembly Arlene Foster, the first minister, has just said that the executive will be finding ways of helping businesses forced to close by the new rules.
Unite, the largest trade union in Northern Ireland, said it was the region’s workers who were being punished by the “failure” of local politicians to deal with the Covid-19 crisis there.
Responding to the announcement of new restrictions, Neil Moore, Unite’s organiser for the hospitality in the region said local workers in the sector “feel they are being kicked whilst they are down and will once again be paying the price for this global pandemic”.