Category Archives: Manufacturing

Spirit Aero systems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector

Stormont and Westminster government must now follow through with a robust package to safeguard all aerospace jobs Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary of Unite, welcomed the news that the sale of Bombardier operations to Spirit Aero systems will proceed, securing jobs … Continue reading

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Seagate workforce left anxious over inadequate management response to Covid-19 outbreak

Unite has been informed that at least three workers have tested positive and a further 15 left self-isolating in outbreak among Derry workforce of 1,400 Seagate workers not already in Unite encouraged to join as the best way to protect … Continue reading

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Unite the union, First Minister and deputy First Minister, along with First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, issue joint call for ‘urgent intervention’ by Prime Minister Johnson to save aerospace jobs and skills

Devolved authorities and unions issue joint demand for creation of a UK Aerospace Taskforce Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary of Unite was signatory to a letter involving the leaders of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland devolved authorities to Prime Minister, … Continue reading

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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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