Category Archives: Manufacturing

MediaHuis closure of Newry site is a severe blow to Northern Ireland’s print sector

Unite seeks to defend employment of 46 workers who face prospect of redundancy Last week the MediaHuis group, which owns the Independent titles and Belfast Telegraph, made public its plans to end printing at their Newry site. The facility is … Continue reading

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Unite the union is engaging to defend the interests of its members working at NuTrack

NuTrack confirms to workers that the company has entered into administration in a further jobs blow to Ballymena Unite the union this afternoon confirmed that it had received correspondence sent to workers from the owners of NuTrack, a manufacturer supplying components for buses, that the … Continue reading

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Thales workforce vote with 77.5 percent majority for strike action in pursuit of improved pay

Unite the union urges management to improve pay and avoid prospect of strike action Trade union, Unite confirmed its members at Thales in Northern Ireland have voted in an industrial ballot with a 77.5 percent majority for strike action in … Continue reading

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Caterpillar 83 jobs redundancy announcement is another bitter blow for Larne area

Unite to engage with employer to mitigate impact on its membership This afternoon’s announcement by Caterpillar that it is to seek 83 redundancies among its Larne workforce has been branded as another ‘bitter blow’ for the local area by trade … Continue reading

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Strike by DHL Services workers set to commence at Spirit Aerosystems next Monday

Workers vote with 84 percent majority for strike action, rejecting insulting 4 percent pay offer when inflation is running at almost 12 percent Industrial action of DHL workers will impact production at all Spirit Aerosystems sites in Northern Ireland Unite … Continue reading

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