Category Archives: Manufacturing

Unite to ballot membership working in Hovis on significantly improved pay offer

Shop stewards suspend pending all-out strike action planned to commence Friday after company makes new offer Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer, confirmed that his union would be balloting members on a fresh pay offer made by the company’s management in … Continue reading

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Closure of Crane Stock Valve site in East Belfast demonstrates need for Executive focus on manufacturing

63 redundancies at East Belfast site sought at US valve manufacturer withdraws production from Northern Ireland   Announcement is latest blow to Northern Ireland manufacturing and the economy of East Belfast Unite Regional Officer George Brash, confirmed that his union … Continue reading

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All-out strike for fair pay set to commence at Hovis as workforce votes overwhelmingly for industrial action

Pickets for Boucher Road site will go up at one minute past midnight on Friday after 88 percent majority votes for strike action in pursuit of 5.1 percent pay claim Deducting shift premiums, overtime and bonuses, Hovis workers receive a basic … Continue reading

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Unite members at Hovis in Belfast to be balloted on strike action in fair pay dispute

Once overtime and shift bonuses are removed, basic rates of pay in bread manufacturer are below the legal minimum Strike ballot is likely to be result in widespread disruption to bread supply in January 2020 Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, … Continue reading

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Unite members at ABP declare victory after determined industrial action yields results

Improved offer secures no change to start times, RPI plus (forecasted) uplift for two years, payslip transparency and opens mediated negotiations on improvements to holiday pay, toilet breaks and finish times In Unite the union workplace ballot 94 percent vote … Continue reading

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