https://youtu.be/GPLYWyMZlMQ The Committee received two briefings on the restart in schools following the temporary closures put in place due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The first briefing was from representatives of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance and trade unions UNITE, Unison and GMB.… Continue Reading Committee for Education Meeting Wednesday 2 September 2020
https://youtu.be/bRUHe_2IxEw MLAs discuss a cross-party motion that the Assembly recognises the significant impact of COVID-19 on children and adults with a disability and the exceptional contribution of family carers given the cessation of many statutory and non-statutory services; and calls on the Minister of Health to produce a detailed plan for the resumption of services.
https://youtu.be/I04EdsHH0hI This motion, proposed by Michelle McIlveen Chairperson of the Infrastructure Committee, asks that the Assembly recognises the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the taxi, haulage, driving instruction, and private hire bus and coach sectors; acknowledges that these industries have not been prioritised in terms of guidance and support packages; and calls on the… Continue Reading Concerns over COVID-19 Guidance and Financial Support to Industry Sectors – Tuesday 7 July 2020
https://youtu.be/cXXjAmdwCPA Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon asks Members to approve the Legislative Consent Motion (LCM) for the Business and Planning Bill, introduced in Westminster on 25 June 2020. An LCM allows for legislation from Westminster to apply to Northern Ireland when it would normally be a devolved matter legislated by the Assembly. The Bill includes a… Continue Reading Legislative Consent Motion: Business and Planning Bill – Tuesday 7 July 2020
https://youtu.be/ki3q7oshxN0 MLAs Ms Karen Mullan, Ms Catherine Kelly, Mr John O’Dowd and Mr Pat Sheehan propose the motion that the Assembly recognises the concern and anxiety that exists among teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as among parents and young people, in relation to the eventual reopening of schools and the associated safety concerns while… Continue Reading Concern and Anxiety over the Reopening of Schools – Tuesday 30 June 2020