Monthly Archives: February 2018

Bord na Mona: As workers accept redundancy deal, Unite says focus must move to ‘just transition’

February 9th: Seven months of negotiations with Bord na Mona have culminated in union members based in Littleton accepting a deal which will include redeployment for 40 workers following closure of the peat briquette plant, as well as a redundancy … Continue reading

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Prudential Assurance to withdraw from Belfast resulting in up to 50 redundancies

Northern Ireland consumers and investors should reconsider the value of Prudential products In absence of a functioning Executive, local politicians must step up on this issue to defend Northern Ireland workers February 8th: Unite members employed on a Prudential contract … Continue reading

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Unite in the community activists launch North Antrim Anti-Drugs initiative with support of Billy Burns

Billy Burns, father of drugs victim Jamie Burns, and initiator of the #OnePillWillKill campaign attends launch event in Ballymoney #OnePillWillKill leaflets distributed to housing estates in towns across North Antrim February 8th: Unite Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, welcomed the initiative … Continue reading

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Trade Union rights and the need for change

Unite Trade Union will produce a political blog/commentary on Thursdays (generally) which will be published on our social media and related platforms in the Republic of Ireland and can be emailed to you on application. In the neoliberal era Unite … Continue reading

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Schlumberger decision to close Newtownabbey site with 205 job losses shows shareholder benefits trumps social responsibility

  Local site management counterproposal rejected despite offering path forward to sustain production and deliver genuine efficiencies Union reps to meet tomorrow to decide next steps in response to rejection of rescue bid February 6th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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