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Unite launches 'internal review' into branch banner at Easter Rising commemoration parade

By Claire Williamson

Published 09/04/2016

Trade union Unite
Trade union Unite

Trade union Unite is to launch an investigation into the presence of a branch banner at a recent Easter Rising commemoration parade.

A banner bearing the name and logo of Unite was spotted during the parade in Newry carried by four women.

The event was part of several parades across Northern Ireland to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Unite's regional secretary said that an internal review will be carried out.

It said: "Unite will conduct an internal review on presence of branch banner at Easter Commemoration

"We wish to reiterate our strong commitment to inclusive, non-sectarian working-class activism. We will conduct an internal review into the presence of one of its branch banners at a recent Easter commemoration:

"Unite has a proud record of opposing division and bringing workers together for mutual benefit from all sides of the community in Northern Ireland."

Unite is Britain and Ireland's largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy.

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