Category Archives: Manufacturing

Guarantees sought from Bombardier for its CRJ workforce in Northern Ireland after Mitsubishi sale announcement

Workforce will be angered that sale was announced without any recourse to trade unions or even management in Belfast Sale opens door to new markets for Mitsubishi but raises concerns for long-term security of approximately 350 jobs Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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Unite seeks assurances on investment and job security for Bombardier employees in Northern Ireland

Union expresses hope that any prospective new owner will commit to local production and bring forward expanded investment Jackie Pollock, Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, responded to news that Bombardier was to sell its Aerostructures division globally which includes all … Continue reading

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Bombardier bosses agree union demand to end compulsory redundancies in face of industrial action ballot

Company confirm that they will suspend all compulsory redundancies and those workers affected in the most recent round will be offered their jobs back. Talks between unions and management on securing work and growth for Northern Ireland sites will now … Continue reading

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Dale Farm decision to close Fivemiletown Creamery is a blatant case of asset stripping leaving eighteen workers facing redundancy

Decision to move production of some specialist Fivemiletown brand cheeses to other sites is driven by desire to maximise profit Unite seeks further investment from Dale Farm to safeguard more than one hundred years of milk processing at the Fivemiletown … Continue reading

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Moy Park strike ballot called by Unite in defence of workforce terms and conditions

Strike ballot of more than three thousand Unite members in largest Northern Ireland employer will proceed in coming weeks April 15th: Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer representing Unite’s members at Moy Park sites across Northern Ireland confirmed that the union … Continue reading

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