Category Archives: Manufacturing

Unite members to be balloted on strike action over sacking of injured Health & Safety rep at Encirc

Support offered for solidarity protest called by Fermanagh Council of Trade Unions in defence of Encirc workers this Saturday [19th May] 11am at Encirc factory gates Two workers had their arms crushed working with same piece of equipment – the … Continue reading

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Bosses must remove threat to Moy Park workforce shift premiums to avoid strike ballot

Deep resentment felt over bosses’ attempts to squeeze $50 million ‘savings’ out of Moy Park workers for new owners Pilgrim’s Pride Moy Park struggling to sustain production as more than one thousand leave employment in last six months May 15th: … Continue reading

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Ballot on all out industrial action imminent at Moy Park over management threats to workforce terms and conditions

Unite warns new owners Pilgrim’s pride must reverse course to avoid massive distribution to UK chicken supplies Workforce voted 95% for strike action to defend shift premium in unofficial ‘consultative’ ballot May 14th: Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for agri-food … Continue reading

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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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Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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