Category Archives: Manufacturing

Wrightbus workforce skills are key to just transition and sustainable public transport policy

Wright family must do the right thing and ‘hand back the land’ to protect jobs and skills Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock reiterated his union’s commitment to securing a future for the workforce in light of headline announcements due to be … Continue reading

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Unite press conference today on threat to jobs at Wrightbus

When: 11am today [Wednesday September 25th] Where: Unite the union office, the Pentagon, 2 Ballymoney Road, Ballymena BT 45 3BY Unite warns of devastating consequences of closure to Ballymena and wider economy if jobs and skills not saved Union challenges … Continue reading

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Award of Type 31e frigates contact to Babcock-led consortium demonstrates continued viability of Harland and Wolff shipyard

Harland & Wolff shipyard part of Babcock-led consortium of UK shipbuilders who are expected to be awarded preferred bidder status for £1.25 billion contract Contract would sustain five to six years of work at Belfast shipyard through steel fabrication work … Continue reading

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Harland and Wolff shop stewards to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow at TUC conference in Brighton

Workforce representatives to raise campaign at UK-wide gathering of trade unionists as shipyard occupation enters its seventh week Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, Susan Fitzgerald, confirmed that shop stewards at Harland and Wolff will travel direct from the shipyard occupation to … Continue reading

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Harland and Wolff workers to provide refreshments and amenities to participants on the March For Men

March for Men to encourage men to avail of regular check-ups for prostate cancer will stop at shipyard at approximately 2.30pm today The March for Men is an initiative that seeks to promote awareness of Prostate Cancer and encourage men … Continue reading

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