Monthly Archives: October 2017

Irish Rail strike: Unite warns of further escalation in absence of meaningful engagement

October 31st: Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Irish Rail strike, due to start at 00.01 hrs, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley this afternoon warned that the dispute may escalate further in the absence of meaningful engagement by management. Unite represents craft … Continue reading

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Mass workforce meeting will hear challenge to Schlumberger on Newtownabbey closure proposal

Unite Regional Secretary designate will say growth in number of rigs shows signs of recovery in oil and gas sector, closure unjustified Schlumberger corporate management prioritising share buy-backs over investment despite half billion dollar profit in last quarter alone October … Continue reading

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Time for an industrial strategy that will safeguard jobs and skills in Northern Ireland

If Northern Ireland parties won’t act – UK government must intervene and bring forward effective industrial strategy Government must adopt interventionist approach to safeguard Northern Ireland jobs and skills Following the announcement of more than five hundred job losses in … Continue reading

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Schlumberger announce plans to close Newtownabbey site with loss of more than 220 jobs

Concern that closure proposal is an unjustified attempt to lower costs at workers’ expense Unite will seek explanation why Northern Ireland site will be closed as opposed to other locations October 26th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Industrial Officer, reacted to … Continue reading

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Management announce further 280 job losses at Bombardier

Latest in series of job losses shows that threat to Belfast has not disappeared Disappointment that Bombardier management choose to bring forward job cuts despite Unite’s efforts in campaign to overturn US tariffs Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, on … Continue reading

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