Category Archives: Manufacturing

Food production workers will not allow themselves to become the collateral damage of the Northern Ireland Executive’s failure to enforce infection control

NIFDA industry guidance is welcome but now must be converted into action in all workplaces   Unite Regional officer for the Food sector including employers such as Moy Park, Sean McKeever, welcomed the new industry guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Food & … Continue reading

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Sixty workers refuse to start at Linden Foods site in Dungannon, demand immediate talks with management over Coronavirus infection control measures

Total absence of social distancing measures on boning line, in canteen and at entry and exit points   Brian Hewitt, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Linden Foods in Dungannon who was contacted by workers after they walked out this morning … Continue reading

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A thousand workers walkout at Moy Park site at Seagoe in Portadown after company profits are put before safety

Unite proposals to secure health and safety protections rejected by bosses, leads to spontaneous walk out by workers   Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that there had been a mass walkout of workers at Moy Park at Seagoe, Portadown:    “Up … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Johnson’s shutdown statement causes huge confusion and leaves workers at risk

Only appropriate response to Coronavirus threat is to shutdown all non-essential production putting employees on fully-paid leave for duration   Workers in essential production and businesses must be kept safe or sent home   Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for … Continue reading

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Workers at Allied Bakeries vote to accept improved pay offer and end industrial action

Result confirms that union-organised workforces can win Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite, commended the workforce at Allied Bakeries in Northern Ireland whose decisive and powerful strike action on Sunday won a significantly improved pay offer which was subsequently … Continue reading

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