Category Archives: Manufacturing

Shipyard workers’ successful occupation remains a shining example to workers facing assault on livelihoods, pay and terms and conditions

One year ago today, Harland & Wolff workers moved to occupy their workplace to defend jobs and skills, and secure a future for the shipyard Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, speaking today said that the example of Harland & … Continue reading

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Collins Aerospace job losses blow highlights urgent need for Stormont Aerospace rescue plan

Management plans for 235 redundancies at Kilkeel site as Covid downturn impacts demand for aerospace production Stormont must bring forward furlough extension to enable vital skills retention and enable upskilling for future growth Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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Stormont must help secure UK-wide aerospace taskforce and launch Northern Ireland rescue strategy to save critical industry

Comprehensive strategy and support package needed to avert huge job losses and severe damage to the Northern Ireland economy. Recent losses of 1,500 aerospace jobs estimated to have lowered national output by half a billion and reduced household spending by … Continue reading

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Stormont must act on manufacturing threat after latest announcement of job losses by Sensata

Decision to make redundant 160 workers in Antrim comes only months after plans to close Sensata Carrickfergus was announced Stormont must establish a Manufacturing Taskforce to roll-out a proactive Industrial programme to secure jobs, skills and a future for industry … Continue reading

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Threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to scrap one pound an hour Covid-19 payment is a slap in the face to essential workers

Unite the union Regional Officer Gareth Scott was scathing about a threat by Foyle Food Group bosses to remove a special Covid payment from July 3rd. The payment was provided to employees to help meet the additional costs arising from … Continue reading

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