Monthly Archives: October 2016

Concern for Belfast jobs as Bombardier announce seven thousand five hundred redundancies globally

Unite will strive to minimise any losses in Belfast and secure best outcome for affected workers Latest blow to manufacturing reinforces case for proactive strategic approach to vital productive sector October 21st: Davy Thompson, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite expressed … Continue reading

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Unite expresses solidarity with Jobstown accused

Union urges large attendance at tomorrow’s support rally October 21st: Unite has expressed solidarity with the Jobstown teenager accused of ‘false imprisonment’ on foot of a 2014 protest where former Tánaiste Joan Burton’s car was delayed for some hours.  Pointing … Continue reading

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Department of Health accused of devaluing vital care work

Unite slams two-tier Minimum Wage suggestion October 20th: Unite today accused the Department of Health of devaluing the essential work performed by around 4,000 care staff who “sleep over” while caring for vulnerable people.  The union was responding to reports … Continue reading

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Manufacturing NI and Unite the union jointly launch campaign for Northern Ireland Industrial Strategy

Northern Ireland Executive must adopt Strategic approach to grow Manufacturing base Real action needed to deliver ambitious target of growing sector to 20% of the Northern Ireland economy October 20th: Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, and the Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Labour Force Survey stats confirm sharp rise in part-time, temporary and self-employed working in Northern Ireland

Self-employment numbers rise 22% in a twelve month period leading to fears of growing bogus self-employment Northern Ireland unemployment rate falls to 5.5% but remains above UK and pre-crash levels October 19th: Unite Regional Secretary for Ireland, Jimmy Kelly, welcomed … Continue reading

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