Monthly Archives: October 2020

Belfast City Council must intervene to ensure livelihoods of 140 casual workers employed by council-owned company at Waterfront & Ulster Hall

Councillors cannot wash their hands of this decision – they must intervene to secure jobs of Waterfront and Ulster Hall workers Decision to lay off 140 workers made when employers had to contribute 33 percent of wages – it must … Continue reading

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Union reiterates its call for face coverings to be made compulsory for passengers on all forms of public transport

Moves under consideration by Stormont Executive for face coverings to be made compulsory on designated school transport services do not go far enough Michael Dornan, Chair of Unite’s Metro driver branch, called on the Stormont Executive to make it compulsory … Continue reading

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Spirit Aero systems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector

Stormont and Westminster government must now follow through with a robust package to safeguard all aerospace jobs Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary of Unite, welcomed the news that the sale of Bombardier operations to Spirit Aero systems will proceed, securing jobs … Continue reading

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Trade unions proceed with industrial action ballot over council bosses £2,500 pay attack at Newry, Mourne and Down

Unions left no alternative but proceed to ballot after management attempts to resolve longstanding legacy council workforce differences by attacking pay and T&Cs Council workers encouraged to participate in the ballot and send the strongest possible message to management that … Continue reading

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Premier Periclase: Nine-week strike ends following Labour Court recommendation

Trade union Unite, which represents workers at Drogheda magnesia plant Premier Periclase, today (Friday) announced that its members will be returning to work on Monday 19 October following nine weeks on the picket line.  The decision follows a Labour Court recommendation … Continue reading

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