Jackie Pollock takes over as head of Unite in Ireland

Jackie Pollock for distributionPrecarious work, low pay and Brexit among challenges identified by new Regional Secretary

Jackie Pollock has succeeded Jimmy Kelly as Unite Regional Secretary.  From Belfast, Jackie Pollock has been involved in trade unionism since the 1980s, and most recently served as Deputy Regional Secretary.

Speaking in Belfast today (Monday), Jackie Pollock identified precarious work, low pay and Brexit as just some of the challenges facing working people throughout the island of Ireland, and he pledged to support members in their struggle for decent work while also ensuring the union reaches out to unorganised workplaces and workers.

“Membership of a trade union remains the best way for working people to defend and advance their terms and conditions, but the challenges facing us have never been greater.  Existing issues such as the growth of precarious work and low wages have been joined by new challenges, such as the likely impact of Brexit and the threats posed by automation.

“I look forward to working with our members in responding to these challenges and growing our union, and to working with other unions to ensure that workers’ voices are heard”, Jackie Pollock said.

Click here to download a short biography of Jackie Pollock.


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1 Response to Jackie Pollock takes over as head of Unite in Ireland

  1. Steven Pollock says:

    Great news, good luck.

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