Category Archives: Manufacturing

Unions at Bombardier to consult membership on industrial action as company’s global management announce latest redundancies blow in Northern Ireland

Bombardier announces a further 30-35 compulsory redundancies as part of jobs cull only a day after announcing up to forty voluntary redundancies In response to workforce concerns, a consultative ballot of workforce on strike action has been agreed by Unite … Continue reading

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Encirc workers in Derrylin to be balloted on industrial action after overwhelming rejection of below-inflation pay offer in consultative ballot

April 5th: Derrylin result follows decisive vote by Encirc workforce in Elton, Cheshire rejecting inadequate management pay offer Unite to establish Encirc joint-bargaining spanning Irish sea with strike ballot planned to proceed concurrently across both sites Michael Keenan, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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48 hour strike action at Balcas set to proceed within days as management obstinately refuse workforce pay claim

April 4th: Pickets will be placed on gates of Fermanagh-based woodchip production company from 6am Tuesday [April 9th] Workforce determined to secure decent pay from a business which has benefited hugely from Renewable Heating Initiative scheme Gareth Scott, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Concern that temporary closure of Moy Park line in Ballymena will be permanent with loss of up to 400 jobs

April 3rd: Latest jobs cull in Ballymena is driven by reckless greed and comes at a time of swelling corporate profits Workers left with little confidence in management promises made while company’s corporate executives face US trial Sean McKeever, Unite Regional … Continue reading

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Unite shop stewards at Bombardier have a second meeting with council party leaders to raise threat of compulsory redundancies and outsourcing

After current round of redundancies Northern Ireland workforce will be one-third what it was eight years ago Union blasts Bombardier corporate plan to make five thousand workers redundant globally to increase operating profits by $250 million March 14th: Susan Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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