Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Dale Farm decision to close Fivemiletown Creamery is a blatant case of asset stripping leaving eighteen workers facing redundancy

Decision to move production of some specialist Fivemiletown brand cheeses to other sites is driven by desire to maximise profit Unite seeks further investment from Dale Farm to safeguard more than one hundred years of milk processing at the Fivemiletown … Continue reading

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Moy Park strike ballot called by Unite in defence of workforce terms and conditions

Strike ballot of more than three thousand Unite members in largest Northern Ireland employer will proceed in coming weeks April 15th: Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer representing Unite’s members at Moy Park sites across Northern Ireland confirmed that the union … Continue reading

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Strike action at Balcas, Enniskillen ends as workforce votes overwhelmingly to accept vastly improved pay offer

Two year pay deal is worth more than one thousand pounds a worker in first year with guaranteed above-inflation pay increase in year two First successful private-sector industrial action in Fermanagh in more than a decade has electrified workers in … Continue reading

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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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