Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Airbus order must mean an end of Bombardier cost-cutting and outsourcing from Northern Ireland

JetBlue orders 120 Airbus A220 aircraft, formerly Bombardier CSeries, with wings built in Belfast July 11th: Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, Jackie Pollock, welcomed news that airline operator JetBlue had ordered 60 Airbus A220 aircraft (formerly the Bombardier CSeries), with a … Continue reading

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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Public have less than three-weeks to safeguard Belfast’s bus lanes and bus services

Drivers’ union urges public to bombard Department for Infrastructure email over opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis Questions must be asked over how unelected civil servants can reverse decades of public transport policy with minimal consultation June … Continue reading

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Unite welcomes overwhelming acceptance of proposals to revamp the pay structures in the NHS known as ‘Agenda for Change’

Unite lead Officer for the Health Sector in Northern Ireland, Kevin McAdam today welcomed the resounding decision by members across the service in England to accept changes to their terms and conditions that will carry with it a minimum increase … Continue reading

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Wrights group workers at Wrightbus, En-drive and Customcare informed of further redundancies

Workers in Ballymena appear set to face yet another devastating job loss announcement Wrightbus bosses need to clarify whether phased redundancies are designed to avoid triggering ninety-day consultation June 5th: In the second such announcement in the last four months, … Continue reading

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