Category Archives: Manufacturing

Unite shop stewards at Bombardier have a second meeting with council party leaders to raise threat of compulsory redundancies and outsourcing

After current round of redundancies Northern Ireland workforce will be one-third what it was eight years ago Union blasts Bombardier corporate plan to make five thousand workers redundant globally to increase operating profits by $250 million March 14th: Susan Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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Bombardier bosses must remove threat of compulsory redundancies hanging over Northern Ireland workforce

Up to a hundred compulsory redundancies planned despite large numbers having their applications for voluntary redundancy rejected Workforce are questioning why Northern Ireland sites are facing the threat of compulsory redundancy while in Canada workers are being ‘reclassified’ rather than … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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Workforce to mobilise behind unions’ campaign demanding Belfast gets its fair share of Royal Navy supply contracts

Unions call on DUP to challenge Theresa May’s government over failure to guarantee one billion fleet solid support contracts goes to UK shipyards, including Belfast Workers and their families will be visiting constituency offices of parliamentary representatives to raise demand … Continue reading

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Bombardier announce 490 redundancies among NI workforce with further job-losses likely as a result of outsourcing, reduction of agency and contract workers

Latest redundancy bombshell comes despite mounting profits as corporate bosses restructure to meet financial market demands  Global trade union response needed to challenge corporate race-to-bottom agenda of offshoring, outsourcing and retrenchment November 21st: Responding to news that Bombardier will make … Continue reading

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