Category Archives: Manufacturing

Planned strike action at Dale Farm Ltd postponed as union ballots members on improved management pay offer

Forty-eight hour strike action by maintenance workers was due to start at 6am on Sunday will not now proceed September 7th: Liam Gallagher, speaking for the union’s membership at Dale Farm, confirmed that an initial forty-eight hour strike planned to … Continue reading

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Workforce at Lurgan-based Radius Plastics Ltd to be balloted on strike action

Formal industrial ballot opens today after bosses refuse to address workforce concerns over pay offer terms Regional Officer warns of potential for debilitating industrial action at plant in October if management don’t reconsider their position September 3rd: Sean Smyth, regional … Continue reading

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Anger and concern among workforce at Bombardier management over further outsourcing

Without warning sell-off to ‘Lauak Group’ of France is latest incident of offshoring and outsourcing impacting jobs in Northern Ireland Bombardier corporate management should remember the determination and strength demonstrated by workers during threat to jobs from US tariffs August … Continue reading

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Preparations underway for industrial action after Dale Farm Ltd management refuse to address workers’ pay claim

Maintenance workers across three Dale Farm Ltd sites vote 75% in favour of strike action and 80% for industrial action short of strike Unite representatives invite Dale Farm bosses to last ditch negotiations, including through mediation of Labour Relations Agency … Continue reading

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Airbus order must mean an end of Bombardier cost-cutting and outsourcing from Northern Ireland

JetBlue orders 120 Airbus A220 aircraft, formerly Bombardier CSeries, with wings built in Belfast July 11th: Unite Regional Secretary in Ireland, Jackie Pollock, welcomed news that airline operator JetBlue had ordered 60 Airbus A220 aircraft (formerly the Bombardier CSeries), with a … Continue reading

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