Yesterday evening Dalaradia along with the Carson Project, hosted Peter Bunting, the Assistant General Secretary for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions at the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim.
A very enjoyable discussion with many topics covered including the NHS, benifit cuts, social housing and the working classes role in Northern Ireland.
He would have responsibility for co-ordinating and de
veloping the Trade Union Movement in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Committee (NIC) of ICTU is the representative body for 34 trade unions with approximately 215,000 members across Northern Ireland.
Peter has been involved in the following organisations: The Board of Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company; The Management Committee of Counteract and it successor, Trademark; The Management Committee of Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre; Belfast City Council Good Relations Committee; Economic Development Forum; and NI Water.
A native of Belfast, Peter has been an active trade unionist since 1972. Prior to his appointment to Congress Peter served as General Secretary of the National Bus and Rail Union in the Republic of Ireland. He holds a BA (Hons) from the Faculty of Business, Economic and Social Science, Trinity College, Dublin.
Many thanks to Peter and all in attendance.