Category Archives: Press Releases

Sectoral Employment Orders: Unite welcomes stay on High Court orders

Today’s decision maintains important protections for workers Protective ballot underway July 31st: Unite, which represents construction workers throughout Ireland, today (Friday) welcomed the decision by Mr Justice Simons to put a stay on the orders proposed in the recent High … Continue reading

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Campaigners call on Marks & Spencer to intervene over BA Betrayal

WHAT: BA Betrayal demonstration outside M&S WHERE: Marks and Spencer, 48 Donegal Place, Belfast BT1 5BY WHEN: 12.30pm, Friday July 31st 2020 Campaigners against British Airways’ plans to fire its workforce and rehire those that survive on inferior contracts are calling on the … Continue reading

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Shipyard workers’ successful occupation remains a shining example to workers facing assault on livelihoods, pay and terms and conditions

One year ago today, Harland & Wolff workers moved to occupy their workplace to defend jobs and skills, and secure a future for the shipyard Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, speaking today said that the example of Harland & … Continue reading

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Unite Registered Childminders seek meeting with Education Minister Peter Weir over inadequate support payments

Department of Education’s enhanced financial package amounts to a mere £150 a month in July and August when Covid-19 restrictions impact operations Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, challenged the Northern Ireland Executive on the inadequacy of supports provided to … Continue reading

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Collins Aerospace job losses blow highlights urgent need for Stormont Aerospace rescue plan

Management plans for 235 redundancies at Kilkeel site as Covid downturn impacts demand for aerospace production Stormont must bring forward furlough extension to enable vital skills retention and enable upskilling for future growth Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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