Category Archives: Manufacturing

Kingspan’s Springvale EPS site at Ballyclare, Antrim to close with loss of 23 jobs

Site is still profitable but management’s attitude is ‘to hell with the small group of staff’ who operate it Closure comes as Kingspan proceeds with euro 255 purchase of a leading insulation company in Denmark Springvale EPS Ltd, a subsection of … Continue reading

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Welcome for announced state investment to expand Wrightbus production of hydrogen-powered buses

Expanded production at Ballymena bus builder comes only two years after workers had to mobilise to keep doors open Success for Northern Ireland manufacturing confirms vital capacity of sector to build a greener and cleaner economy  Unite Regional Officer, George Brash, welcomed … Continue reading

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Self-isolating workers at Nu-track must receive full pay when they are off work

Outbreak at Ballymena bus factory results in ten positive cases and three-day shutdown George Brash, Unite Regional Officer challenged Nu-Track management to take immediate measures to properly address an outbreak at the Ballymena bus manufacturer. “Unite has consistently raised concerns … Continue reading

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Low paid, frontline Thompsons’ feedmill workers insulted with pay increase of as little as seven pence an hour while millions go to shareholders in dividends

Accounts confirm company profits of more than four million a year, 70 percent paid out to coupon-clippers as dividends, while workers offered a bare 0.6 percent pay increase Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, challenged the insulting pay offer of a … Continue reading

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Monaghan Mushrooms must immediately introduce lateral flow testing and provide fully-paid sick leave to self-isolating workers at its Benburb site

Workers have told Unite of an extensive Covid-19 outbreak at Monaghan Mushrooms production site in Battleford Road, Benburb If outbreak affecting majority of workforce is confirmed, site must be shut for a deep-cleanse pending safe return with testing and full … Continue reading

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