Category Archives: Manufacturing

Confirmation of one-year System Support Services Agreement contract for Kilroot power station bittersweet news for AES workforce

Decision confirms up to 80 AES redundancies and approximately 60 direct, full-time contractors to lose their positions as Ballylumford B will shut down early  Need for state intervention to bring forward managed transition to renewable energy with training and guarantees … Continue reading

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Two, day-long strike actions confirmed at Glen Dimplex as workforce doubles down for pay justice

Twenty-four hour strike actions confirmed to run from 7am on Friday November 16th and Monday November 19th Billionaire owner Martin Naughton challenged on his group’s refusal to meet workers’ £8.75 Living wage pay claim November 11th: Regional Coordinating Officer Susan … Continue reading

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LRA-mediated talks with Glen Dimplex break down as management refuse staff a Living Wage

Union announces forty-eight hour strike action to be held in coming days as workforce escalates industrial action  Glen Dimplex management refuse to move to end in-work poverty despite group profits of more than €38 million November 8th: Production workers who … Continue reading

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Concerns that 5,000 Bombardier global jobs cull may once again cost Northern Ireland jobs

Latest redundancy plans come despite mounting profits as company attempts ‘fire-sale’ to meet financial market demands Unite will engage with unions representing workers under threat in other countries to coordinate global trade union response November 8th: This afternoon, Bombardier announced … Continue reading

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Bombardier workforce hand in collective grievance over management outsourcing

Almost 3,000 workers across all five Bombardier sites in Northern Ireland have signed grievance Unite Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner has written to Alain Bellemare, Bombardier President and CEO seeking urgent meeting October 29th: This afternoon, the workforce handed a … Continue reading

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