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Derry and Strabane city deal will be judged ultimately on the decent jobs it delivers

Union issues call for investment to be directed at manufacturing sector, education and skills development Unite Regional Officer, Liam Gallagher, issued the following reaction on behalf of his union to the recently announced Derry and Strabane city deal. “We welcome … Continue reading

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Unite seeks assurances on investment and job security for Bombardier employees in Northern Ireland

Union expresses hope that any prospective new owner will commit to local production and bring forward expanded investment Jackie Pollock, Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, responded to news that Bombardier was to sell its Aerostructures division globally which includes all … Continue reading

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Department of Health must nationalise Four Seasons nursing homes for benefit of staff and clients

Three thousand five hundred workers and seventeen hundred vulnerable and elderly persons in Northern Ireland face threat as company enters administration Questions must be asked about role of private sector in the provision of social care and how the NHS … Continue reading

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Bombardier bosses agree union demand to end compulsory redundancies in face of industrial action ballot

Company confirm that they will suspend all compulsory redundancies and those workers affected in the most recent round will be offered their jobs back. Talks between unions and management on securing work and growth for Northern Ireland sites will now … Continue reading

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Engineers at Dundonald International Ice Bowl to be balloted on industrial action in end of May

Industrial action likely to coincide with first Northern Ireland bowling open to be held in Dundonald in twelve years  Blame for escalation lies squarely with approach of management in Lisburn & Castlereagh City council in pay equality talks Davy McMurray, … Continue reading

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