Category Archives: Press Releases

Bamford acquisition of Wrightbus must lead to greatest number of workers returning to building buses

Union calls for wider investment to lock-in Ballymena’s status as manufacturing skills hub into the long-term Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation from the administrators of the former bus manufacturer, Deloitte, that they had been bought by … Continue reading

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Unite Champions’ cup launched at Windsor Park by tournament ambassador Pat Jennings

October 17th: The Unite the union Cross-border Champions’ Cup was launched at Windsor Park, home of Northern Ireland football, today. One third of the funding for the Champions’ cup is ring-fenced for local and sporting organisations and initiatives. Speaking for … Continue reading

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Workers jubilant after announcement that sale in principal agreed for Wrightbus confirming hundreds of jobs will be safeguarded

Result was only achieved through mobilisation of workforce who never let up in their efforts Unite to continue campaigning to maximise jobs safeguarded, pay and terms and conditions October 11th: Unite regional officer for Wrightbus George Brash welcomed news that … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright must adopt a rational approach in negotiations to safeguard his family’s legacy

Likelihood is that if jobs go, Wright name will become synonymous with collapse of manufacturing in Ballymena   Incoming Chief Executive of Invest NI Kevin Holland must intervene and provide full start-up supports to Wrightbus   Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, … Continue reading

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Wrightbus workers await their fate in the rain as horse-trading over sale continues

Unite the union has received no response to request to meet with former Wrightbus owner Jeff Wright Conflicting reports leave workers standing at factory gates bewildered about their future October 10th: Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, challenged both … Continue reading

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