Category Archives: Manufacturing

Northern Ireland political leaders must secure Agri-Food sector access to EU workers post-Brexit

Tory plans to end freedom of movement in March 2019 pose further challenge to Northern Ireland’s vital agri-food sector Announcement only days after International Trade Secretary pushes post-Brexit US trade deal threatening local agri-food industry July 28th: Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Tory trade deal with US must not be at expense of Northern Ireland jobs

Remarks made by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on opening UK poultry market to low-cost US competition raise concerns Tory desperation to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with US cannot be allowed to threaten Northern Ireland’s Agri-food industry July 26th: … Continue reading

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Moy Park workers need assurance over future as company set for resale by JBS

Political leaders have a responsibility to ensure business is not subject to corporate asset-stripping by venture capitalists Any new owners must respect rights of the three thousand Unite members among workforce in Northern Ireland June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean … Continue reading

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Bombardier’s Belfast workforce overwhelmingly agree multi-annual pay deal

Unite hopes pay deal will stabilise company’s presence in Northern Ireland and allow for future employment growth June 15th: Davy Thompson, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite expressed his hopes that the pay deal agreed by the union’s membership will safeguard … Continue reading

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Unite Policy Conference: Remarks by Jackie Pollock introducing Industrial Strategy debate

Introducing the debate on pensions at Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy Conference in Belfast, Deputy Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said: I would like to open this debate focussing on the strengths of Northern Ireland industry. All too often we are forced … Continue reading

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