Monthly Archives: August 2015

Extracts from remarks delivered by Jimmy Kelly at Saturday’s Right2Water demonstration

Politics is about choices – and the wrong choices have been made August 30th: “Since last October hundreds of thousands of us have taken to the streets of Dublin, and of towns and cities around the country, to asset our … Continue reading

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Protests in Derry and Waterford demand Schivo Chief Executive meets union over Maydown job losses and union-busting

Fifteen redundancies announced at Maydown Precision Engineering since transfer to Schivo  Management withhold approximately £10,000 of union membership dues paid by workforce  August 27th: Trade union Unite has led protests at Waterford and Derry over union-busting behaviour  at Derry-based Maydown … Continue reading

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Unite’s industrial and community branches in Newry come together to support Newry Pride Festival

Vibrant festival shows that celebrating diversity and fostering equality can be fun and inclusive to everyone in the community  Union branches sponsor event, host merchandise stall and conduct LGBT survey  August 22nd: Speaking ahead of the parade, Unites Equality Officer, … Continue reading

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Shock as Independent News & Media Ltd announce up to 89 jobs to go with closure of Royal Avenue facility

Decision to centralise production to Newry base reflects desire to lower wages bill and increase profits Union will use consultation period in attempt to save as many jobs as possible August 21st: Unite Regional Officer, Sean Smyth, has expressed his … Continue reading

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Closure of AFBI’s Crossnacreevy research centre another blow to establishing a sustainable, high-value added economy

Decision forced by NI Executive austerity policies which are damaging the long-term future of our economy AFBI has lost funding for research programmes on potato breeding, renewable energy, biomass and poultry production August 19th: Responding to the announcement that the … Continue reading

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