Category Archives: Manufacturing

Airbus order must mean an end of Bombardier cost-cutting and outsourcing from Northern Ireland

JetBlue orders 120 Airbus A220 aircraft, formerly Bombardier CSeries, with wings built in Belfast July 11th: Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, Jackie Pollock, welcomed news that airline operator JetBlue had ordered 60 Airbus A220 aircraft (formerly the Bombardier CSeries), with a … Continue reading

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Wrights group workers at Wrightbus, En-drive and Customcare informed of further redundancies

Workers in Ballymena appear set to face yet another devastating job loss announcement Wrightbus bosses need to clarify whether phased redundancies are designed to avoid triggering ninety-day consultation June 5th: In the second such announcement in the last four months, … Continue reading

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Welcome commitment made to Belfast Shipyard workers by leader of Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn

Local workforce representatives accompany Labour party leader around iconic Harland & Wolff shipyard Labour party backs one billion naval procurement budget going to UK shipyards including Belfast to sustain shipbuilding industry May 25th: Senior regional Unite officials, Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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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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