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Joint Unite-GMB-Translink statement: Translink services impacted by civil unrest

Translink’s top priority is the safety of all passengers and employees. Today the company held a positive meeting with its trade union representatives to review bus services operating in Belfast and other regions across NI following the recent violence and … Continue reading

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Calls grow for a new deal for Amazon workers in Northern Ireland

When: 11.00pm, Thursday 8th April Where: Front of Belfast City Hall Action on Amazon campaigners will be at City Hall in Belfast to spread the word that Amazon workers can blow the whistle on poor treatment, as calls grow for a new deal for … 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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