Category Archives: Growth

Ambitious long-term strategy needed to sustain shipbuilding capacity and legacy at Belfast shipyard

UK government trawling the globe looking for bargain basement bids, no doubt paying bargain basement wages May 11th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Harland & Wolff demanded that the UK government ensure that the one billion procurement … Continue reading

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IPPR Commission on Economic Justice report identifies key challenges for Northern Ireland’s economy

High-powered report highlights growing geographical and income gaps within UK economy Findings reinforce need for a functioning Executive to deliver a progressive and radical agenda for change September 6th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, responded to the interim … Continue reading

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Employers and Trade Union unite in support of Assembly motion for a Manufacturing Strategy for Northern Ireland

Unite the union: “Only a dedicated strategy will bring the focus and oversight necessary to ensure real action to meet the challenges facing our producers” Manufacturing NI: “Employers and trade unions have a vital role to play in terms of … Continue reading

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Executive must bring forward water infrastructure investment across NI

Regional Development committee briefing paper on drainage identifies need for large investment in NI Water infrastructure as previously called for by Unite NI Executive could finance investment through ring-fencing portion of higher council tax receipts December 22nd: Jimmy Kelly, Ireland … Continue reading

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Manufacturing employment growth needs to be underpinned by investment strategy

Expanded manufacturing sales in 2014 and employment to September 2015 must be set against job losses to come in sector – situation remains fragile NI Executive must prioritise investment for growth, delivering real jobs with decent wages Jimmy Kelly, Ireland … Continue reading

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