Category Archives: Manufacturing

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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Confirmation of one-year System Support Services Agreement contract for Kilroot power station bittersweet news for AES workforce

Decision confirms up to 80 AES redundancies and approximately 60 direct, full-time contractors to lose their positions as Ballylumford B will shut down early  Need for state intervention to bring forward managed transition to renewable energy with training and guarantees … Continue reading

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Two, day-long strike actions confirmed at Glen Dimplex as workforce doubles down for pay justice

Twenty-four hour strike actions confirmed to run from 7am on Friday November 16th and Monday November 19th Billionaire owner Martin Naughton challenged on his group’s refusal to meet workers’ £8.75 Living wage pay claim November 11th: Regional Coordinating Officer Susan … Continue reading

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LRA-mediated talks with Glen Dimplex break down as management refuse staff a Living Wage

Union announces forty-eight hour strike action to be held in coming days as workforce escalates industrial action  Glen Dimplex management refuse to move to end in-work poverty despite group profits of more than €38 million November 8th: Production workers who … Continue reading

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