Category Archives: Manufacturing

Covid-19 clusters in Northern Ireland meatpacking sector point to urgent need for sector-specific infection controls to protect workers

Immediate programme of testing with quick turnaround needed for all meatpacking workers and their families along with wider package of measures including, where necessary, temporary closures for deep-cleanses without loss of pay Fears that meatpacking sites here could experience outbreaks similar … Continue reading

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Kerry Foods must pay their indispensable workforce a Living Wage

Unite welcomes reversal of bosses’ refusal to furlough vulnerable workers and bonus payment to Coleraine workforce Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh welcomed recent moves by management to address outstanding issues but called on them to ensure … Continue reading

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Harland and Wolff workers to sound shipyard horn this evening to honour efforts of NHS and other front-line workers

Harland and Wolff workers will sound the shipyard horn for a minute at 8pm tonight to show their appreciation and that of workers across Northern Ireland for frontline National Health Service staff and those working to sustain other frontline services … Continue reading

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Food production workers will not allow themselves to become the collateral damage of the Northern Ireland Executive’s failure to enforce infection control

NIFDA industry guidance is welcome but now must be converted into action in all workplaces   Unite Regional officer for the Food sector including employers such as Moy Park, Sean McKeever, welcomed the new industry guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Food & … Continue reading

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Sixty workers refuse to start at Linden Foods site in Dungannon, demand immediate talks with management over Coronavirus infection control measures

Total absence of social distancing measures on boning line, in canteen and at entry and exit points   Brian Hewitt, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Linden Foods in Dungannon who was contacted by workers after they walked out this morning … Continue reading

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