Category Archives: Manufacturing

Northern Ireland Executive must bring forward ambitious industrial programme to secure vital manufacturing skillsbase

Northern Ireland’s industrial sector highly exposed to global shocks from Covid-19 pandemic Investment needed now to secure ‘at risk’ skills base if Northern Ireland is to seize opportunities for future growth Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite, called on the Ministers … Continue reading

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Wrightbus job loss plan is a heavy blow to workers, their families and the wider Ballymena economy

Consultative process confirmed on plans to make redundant 35 employees and up to 90 agency staff  Unite calls on new Wrightbus owners to furlough workers under Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on Wrightbus management to … Continue reading

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Moy Park bosses refusal to provide workforce Covid testing blasted by Unite the union

Group’s latest profits showed £72 million in operating profits with the top-paid director receiving £2.6 million In the face of total and continued inaction by the Stormont Ministers on crisis in meatpacking sector, workers will organise to defend themselves Sean McKeever, Regional Officer for … Continue reading

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Foyle Omagh must confirm the number of cases of Covid-19 and take immediate action to ensure the safety of employees

Company admits number of confirmed cases but so far fails to disclose numbers. The Health and Safety Executive conducted an inspection of the site last week and set recommendations to company requiring an Action Plan by Thursday [May 14th] Gareth … Continue reading

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Unite writes to First Minister and Deputy First Minister to demand testing for workers as Covid-19 clusters emerge in poultry and meatpacking sector and Moy Park employee dies

Urgent action needed from Stormont Executive on meat processing sector to avoid repeat of crisis and fatalities in care home sector If necessary, sites must be temporarily shut for testing of workers, and family members, with full pay to enable … Continue reading

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