Category Archives: Manufacturing

Unite members at Hovis in Belfast to be balloted on strike action in fair pay dispute

Once overtime and shift bonuses are removed, basic rates of pay in bread manufacturer are below the legal minimum Strike ballot is likely to be result in widespread disruption to bread supply in January 2020 Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, … Continue reading

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Unite members at ABP declare victory after determined industrial action yields results

Improved offer secures no change to start times, RPI plus (forecasted) uplift for two years, payslip transparency and opens mediated negotiations on improvements to holiday pay, toilet breaks and finish times In Unite the union workplace ballot 94 percent vote … Continue reading

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Unite negotiating with Bamford to ensure continuity of employment and terms and conditions for Wrightbus workers

Commitment made by new management to union that the future will be based on permanent, direct employed staff Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation that Bamford would be opening a recruitment process to take on additional workers … Continue reading

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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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