Author Archives: Unite the union NI

Unite shop stewards at Bombardier have a second meeting with council party leaders to raise threat of compulsory redundancies and outsourcing

After current round of redundancies Northern Ireland workforce will be one-third what it was eight years ago Union blasts Bombardier corporate plan to make five thousand workers redundant globally to increase operating profits by $250 million March 14th: Susan Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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Bombardier bosses must remove threat of compulsory redundancies hanging over Northern Ireland workforce

Up to a hundred compulsory redundancies planned despite large numbers having their applications for voluntary redundancy rejected Workforce are questioning why Northern Ireland sites are facing the threat of compulsory redundancy while in Canada workers are being ‘reclassified’ rather than … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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Welcome for decision by Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council to keep new Craigavon leisure centre in-house

Decision by council reverses earlier decision to outsource leisure services and reflects widespread public opposition to move Unions will remain on guard to ensure that leisure services at Craigavon remain in-house going forward February 26th: There was jubilation among workers … Continue reading

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Welcome for announcement that Loganair will take on City of Derry airport contract for London flights

Management must now seek to build on this success to further develop City of Derry as a regional airhub Speaking on behalf of his union’s members in City of Derry airport, Gareth Scott, Regional Officer for Unite welcomed confirmation that … Continue reading

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