Monthly Archives: May 2018

Welcoming referendum result, Unite says law in Northern Ireland must be revisited

Abortion is a workplace issue North and South, says union Equalities Officer May 27th: Trade union Unite has welcomed the overwhelming vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment. The union, which represents workers throughout the island of Ireland, campaigned actively for … Continue reading

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Welcome commitment made to Belfast Shipyard workers by leader of Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn

Local workforce representatives accompany Labour party leader around iconic Harland & Wolff shipyard Labour party backs one billion naval procurement budget going to UK shipyards including Belfast to sustain shipbuilding industry May 25th: Senior regional Unite officials, Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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Universal Credit causing misery and hardship for families in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland households claiming the new all-in-one benefit, Universal Credit are being plunged into misery and hardship Westminster government must stop the roll out of Universal Credit before even more families are forced into poverty 23rd May: As part of … Continue reading

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Unite members to be balloted on strike action over sacking of injured Health & Safety rep at Encirc

Support offered for solidarity protest called by Fermanagh Council of Trade Unions in defence of Encirc workers this Saturday [19th May] 11am at Encirc factory gates Two workers had their arms crushed working with same piece of equipment – the … Continue reading

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SONI must withdraw threat to Kilroot workforce given implications of High Court ruling for North-South Energy Interconnector

Decision by High Court to block progress of ARC21 incinerator calls into question likelihood of second energy interconnector High Court Interconnector threat is only latest blow to SONI’s decision to withdraw contract to AES Kilroot and Ballylumford B with loss … Continue reading

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