The Public Health Agency’s latest update on the UK hepatitis outbreak confirms 9 children have been confirmed to have the disease. In a statement the PHA said it was continuing to work with counterparts in other jurisdictions as part of a UK-wide investigation being led by the UK Health SecurityRead More →

TRANSLINK BUS STRIKE SUSPENDED TOMORROW AFTER LAST DITCH TALKS The GMB Union has released a statement announcing the suspension of the bus strike following a new pay offer. As a gesture of goodwill, industrial action has been suspended until workers have voted on the new offer, says GMB Union: “TheRead More →

This week – 9 – 15 May – is Mental Health Awareness Week. With the pandemic, turbulent world events and cost of living pressures, it’s more important than ever that we are proactive in taking care of our mental health. We have pulled together some tips and advice to helpRead More →

Northern Ireland’s Children’s Commissioner says children and young people must not suffer as a result of transport strikes. Koulla Yiasouma released a statement in response to confirmation that Translink bus drivers would be on strike from 17 – 23 May after unsuccessful pay negotiations. Me Yiasouma said she supported workers’Read More →

The GMB Union announced its members had turned down a pay offer on 9 May, meaning bus workers will go on strike next week. In a statement, GMB said: “Drivers, cleaners and shunters across the company will walk out for seven days from 17 to 23 May 2022, causing theRead More →

NSPCC Northern Ireland is welcoming back the HACK (Hike Against Cruelty to Kids) to raise money to support the charity’s flagship Childhood Day. The event will take place on Saturday 28th May in the beautiful coastal town of Newcastle, County Down. Walkers will cover an 8km route, including Northern Ireland’s highest mountain,Read More →

As Northern Ireland goes to the polls this Thursday 5th May for the NI Assembly election, Ni4kids asked our main political parties to tell us how they plan to step up for the country’s children and families if elected. It’s been an incredibly tough couple of years, with our childrenRead More →

Members of teaching union NASUWT will begin their action short of strike action on Monday 9th May, it has been confirmed. One of the largest teaching unions in Northern Ireland, its members voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of industrial action, with 98% in support of action short of strike action andRead More →

One of Northern Ireland’s largest teaching unions says its members have voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of industrial action. Members of NASUWT voted in support of industrial action, with 98% in support of action short of strike action, while 81% of ballot papers returned had voted in support of strike action.Read More →

Our kids’ generation is probably the most eco-aware we have known – even our very young kids are quickly becoming educated and aware of how important it is to protect the planet. Earth Day is a chance to bring the family together to make a positive contribution and, of course,Read More →