Category Archives: Manufacturing

Investment for future growth must follow sale of Bombardier Aerospace to Spirit Aerosystems

Skills and capacity of Bombardier manufacturing workforce is world class and has driven commercial interest   Welcoming the announcement of the sale of Bombardier’s Aerospace manufacturing operation to aerospace components manufacturer Spirit Aero Systems, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Today’s deal will … Continue reading

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Strike action at ABP Meats, Lurgan set to bring production lines to a standstill on Monday [November 4th]

First twenty-four hour strike at meat packing factory to commence midnight Monday [November 4th] Overwhelming support for industrial action driven by workers’ concerns over impact on childcare responsibilities Unite Regional Officer Brian Hewitt explained the background to a planned strike action by … Continue reading

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Bamford acquisition of Wrightbus must lead to greatest number of workers returning to building buses

Union calls for wider investment to lock-in Ballymena’s status as manufacturing skills hub into the long-term Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation from the administrators of the former bus manufacturer, Deloitte, that they had been bought by … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright must adopt a rational approach in negotiations to safeguard his family’s legacy

Likelihood is that if jobs go, Wright name will become synonymous with collapse of manufacturing in Ballymena   Incoming Chief Executive of Invest NI Kevin Holland must intervene and provide full start-up supports to Wrightbus   Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright has chance to safeguard livelihoods of the Wrightbus workers through eleventh hour intervention

Deadline for resolution of land issue now is 10am tomorrow morning [October 10th]    Increasing numbers of workers now face prospect of going to food banks after two weeks without work   Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, urged Jeff Wright to urgently … Continue reading

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