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between the bridges

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The Housing Executive has admitted it doesn’t employ enough Protestants in the west of Northern Ireland. Across five offices spread throughout counties Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh, the Housing Executive employs 335 staff.

Only 76 are Protestant — just under 23% of the workforce. Catholics account for 75%. That is well below the overall Protestant working age population in the areas covered by those five offices, referred to as the ‘western section’, of around 30%. Recruitment figures show the situation isn’t improving, and may in fact be getting worse.

In 2017, the Housing Executive took on 89 new recruits. Just 16 were Protestant, or around 18% – 72% were Catholic.


Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/housing-executive-admits-it-doesn-t-employ-enough-protestants-in-west-of-ni-1-8406323

Smash the barstewarts with the trojan horse of equaility...
 


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At least they acknowledge tbey are falling down and will look to fix it.
 

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Hush - you'll damage the Peace Process and disturb the Guardianistas
Await the mantra 'only themuns tis sectarian'...
 

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Alarmist OP. Discrimination in employment is when you actively fire or don't hire persons of a certain background for that reason alone. Is there any evidence of discrimination here? The newspaper link doesn't seem to indicate there is, in fact the housing executive says it is seeking more protestant staff. If protestants make up 30% of the working age population in that area and 23% of the employees are protestant, that's not really enough of a gap to say that there is some sort of underlying conspiracy, especially when you are talking about numbers in the low hundreds. You also have to take into account where their offices are based. Nordies don't do big commutes to work, especially outside of Greater Belfast.

The claim that it's an anti-protestant conspiracy is grasping at straws.
 

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Alarmist OP. Discrimination in employment is when you actively fire or don't hire persons of a certain background for that reason alone. Is there any evidence of discrimination here? The newspaper link doesn't seem to indicate there is, in fact the housing executive says it is seeking more protestant staff. If protestants make up 30% of the working age population in that area and 23% of the employees are protestant, that's not really enough of a gap to say that there is some sort of underlying conspiracy, especially when you are talking about numbers in the low hundreds. You also have to take into account where their offices are based. Nordies don't do big commutes to work, especially outside of Greater Belfast.

The claim that it's an anti-protestant conspiracy is grasping at straws.
The Housing Executive, meanwhile, admits there is a problem.

Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/housing-executive-admits-it-doesn-t-employ-enough-protestants-in-west-of-ni-1-8406323

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Admits there is a problem, that is not admitting to active discrimination as your OP and thread title say.
My friend works in the hair dressing industry, 80% of the company's workforce is female. They're not actively discriminating against male applicants though. Discrimination is a deliberate act.

The housing executive say they have an affirmative action policy in place to address this.
 

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Admits there is a problem, that is not admitting to active discrimination as your OP and thread title say.
My friend works in the hair dressing industry, 80% of the company's workforce is female. They're not actively discriminating against male applicants though. Discrimination is a deliberate act.

The housing executive say they have an affirmative action policy in place to address this
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Recruitment figures show the situation isn’t improving, and may in fact be getting worse.

In 2017, the Housing Executive took on 89 new recruits. Just 16 were Protestant, or around 18% – 72% were Catholic.


Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/ho...f-ni-1-8406323

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The Housing Executive has admitted it doesn’t employ enough Protestants in the west of Northern Ireland. Across five offices spread throughout counties Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh, the Housing Executive employs 335 staff.

Only 76 are Protestant — just under 23% of the workforce. Catholics account for 75%. That is well below the overall Protestant working age population in the areas covered by those five offices, referred to as the ‘western section’, of around 30%. Recruitment figures show the situation isn’t improving, and may in fact be getting worse.

In 2017, the Housing Executive took on 89 new recruits. Just 16 were Protestant, or around 18% – 72% were Catholic.


Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/housing-executive-admits-it-doesn-t-employ-enough-protestants-in-west-of-ni-1-8406323

Smash the barstewarts with the trojan horse of equaility...
Positive discrimination ya Redneck Hillbilly - a policy of favouring individuals belonging to groups which suffer discrimination.
 

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The Housing Executive has admitted it doesn’t employ enough Protestants in the west of Northern Ireland. Across five offices spread throughout counties Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh, the Housing Executive employs 335 staff.

Only 76 are Protestant — just under 23% of the workforce. Catholics account for 75%. That is well below the overall Protestant working age population in the areas covered by those five offices, referred to as the ‘western section’, of around 30%. Recruitment figures show the situation isn’t improving, and may in fact be getting worse.

In 2017, the Housing Executive took on 89 new recruits. Just 16 were Protestant, or around 18% – 72% were Catholic.


Read more at: https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/housing-executive-admits-it-doesn-t-employ-enough-protestants-in-west-of-ni-1-8406323

Smash the barstewarts with the trojan horse of equaility...
23% is well below 30%? Wow. That's a stretch. that said, it should reflect the wider community as closely as possible - without impacting on merit.
 

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I notice Snarlene Foster is in big trouble again - news just breaking.

Poor DUP - the end for Unionism in Ireland really is nigh :lol:
 

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23% is well below 30%? Wow. That's a stretch. that said, it should reflect the wider community as closely as possible - without impacting on merit.
It also doesn't mention where the offices are located, it merely mentions 3 entire counties which are served by 4 offices. People don't travel far for work in NI, if those offices are situated in more catholic areas the 30% figure could well be a fudge practically speaking.

Either way it's complete straw clutching. The same posters deny that anti-Catholic discrimination EVER took place in NI's history.
 

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Positive discrimination ya Redneck Hillbilly - a policy of favouring individuals belonging to groups which suffer discrimination.
Indeed...

A spokesperson “The organisation has in place an Affirmative Action Strategy, which has been agreed with the Equality Commission Northern Ireland which includes measures developed to encourage applications from members of the Protestant community who are currently under-represented in areas of our workforce.”

Duh ye dopey plastic pr!ck...
 

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23% is well below 30%? Wow. That's a stretch. that said, it should reflect the wider community as closely as possible - without impacting on merit.
Indeed, 24% below...
 

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Now, I'm no genius, but 30-23 was 7 when I was in school.
30 divided by 100 multiply by 7 gives ye the percentage shortfall, duh...
 

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Now, I'm no genius, but 30-23 was 7 when I was in school.
And the last time I looked 7 was 23.33% of 30, so the drop from 30% to 23% is 7 percentage points, but 23.33%.

Pet peeve of mine.
 


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