Monthly Archives: November 2014

Irish construction firm warned against importing ‘shoddy employment practices’ to the UK

JJ Rhatigan & Co in dock over bogus self-employment, sub-minimum-wage pay rates as Unite pledges ongoing support for striking workers at school building project outside Dublin November 30th: Irish construction firm JJ Rhatigan & Co’s plans to expand their operations … Continue reading

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Unite will oppose fare hikes and bus and rail timetable reductions

November 28: Public Transport cuts will target most vulnerable sections of society Responding to the publication of DRD’s Draft Budget spending and saving proposals, Davy McMurray, lead Regional Officer for public transport in Unite expressed his union’s opposition. “The Department … Continue reading

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Unite dismayed at Caterpillar (FG Wilson) announcement of 140 job losses

November 27: Decision to shed 65 employees and 75 agency workers latest blow to NI Manufacturing Unite calls for increased protection for workers in manufacturing sector and NI Executive to adopt a Manufacturing Strategy to defend employment Responding to the … Continue reading

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Second stoppage by NHS workers demanding pay increase

November 24: Unite health members conduct a second four-hour stoppage today from 8am to noon Demonstrations organised for Craigavon Area Hospital and Bangor Hospital at 10am on Monday Unite lead officer for health, Kevin McAdam has expressed the frustration of … Continue reading

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JTI: ‘Centre of Excellence’ proposal could save 500 jobs in Ballymena

Unite unveils proposal for JTI-Lisnafillan factory to become a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Pouch Tobacco and Cigar manufacture November 19th: Following endorsement from the union’s shop-stewards, Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, launched Unite’s counter-proposal which would see JTI-Lisnafillan remain open as … Continue reading

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