Category Archives: Manufacturing

Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters receivership, its closure is latest blow to North West industrial base

Company that formerly employed eighty-five closes its doors, ending fifty years manufacturing activity on Maydown site Union expresses outrage at Schivo which has left workers to seek minimum statutory redundancy pay from Department March 30th: Chair of Unite’s Executive Council … Continue reading

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Hard Brexit failure threatens thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland

Conservative party clearly fails to understand scale of challenges posed to Northern Ireland’s economy Recent statements by Tory negotiating team reinforces urgency for a functioning local Executive to defend Northern Ireland’s interests March 16th: Unite Ireland Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, has … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters administration; latest body blow to North West industrial base

Union asks whether work conducted in Derry has been outsourced by incoming management in a cynical ‘asset-stripping’ manoeuvre NI Executive parties must now reconsider their refusal to bring forward industrial strategy for balanced regional growth January 6th: Unite Regional Officer, … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must deliver for Just-About-Managing Households

UK in-work poverty surges as average wages in Northern Ireland fall further behind those in UK or Republic of Ireland Draft Programme for Government fails to include indicators on raising pay, productivity or investment in the economy December 7th: Following … Continue reading

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