Monthly Archives: March 2021

Unite launches ‘Action on Amazon’ campaign as company plans Dublin fulfilment centre

Union targets online retail giant’s poor employment practices Unite, which represents workers throughout Ireland, has launched a national advertising campaign to encourage Amazon workers to blow the whistle on poor treatment by calling 1800-851268.  The online retail giant, which already … Continue reading

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Unite launches hotline and campaign to get a ‘new deal’ for Amazon workers in Northern Ireland

Unite the Union, has opened a confidential whistle-blowing hotline for Amazon workers in Northern Ireland. The union has begun a national newspaper and digital Facebook advertising campaign to alert Amazon workers that they can blow the whistle and expose poor treatment … Continue reading

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Kingspan’s Springvale EPS site at Ballyclare, Antrim to close with loss of 23 jobs

Site is still profitable but management’s attitude is ‘to hell with the small group of staff’ who operate it Closure comes as Kingspan proceeds with euro 255 purchase of a leading insulation company in Denmark Springvale EPS Ltd, a subsection of … Continue reading

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Welcome for announced state investment to expand Wrightbus production of hydrogen-powered buses

Expanded production at Ballymena bus builder comes only two years after workers had to mobilise to keep doors open Success for Northern Ireland manufacturing confirms vital capacity of sector to build a greener and cleaner economy  Unite Regional Officer, George Brash, welcomed … Continue reading

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Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots must clarify whether his decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) is a conflict of interest

Agriculture Minister Poots, a member of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, called out on Ministerial Code of Conduct over his decision to deliver on longstanding UFU priority Union warns that abolition of AWB will give green light to employers exploiting highly … Continue reading

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