Category Archives: Press Releases

Unite welcomes effective closure of non-essential construction sites to help halt COVID-19 spread

Focus must now turn to protecting workers’ incomes and precarious workers March 28th: Unite, which represents construction workers throughout Ireland, today (Saturday) welcomed the confirmation this morning by Minister Simon Harris that non-essential construction sites are being effectively closed as … 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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Construction: Unite writes to Taoiseach seeking site closure to help halt spread of COVID-19

Construction: Unite writes to Taoiseach seeking site closure to help halt spread of COVID-19 Union says social distancing and hygiene measures cannot be observed Letter calls for workers’ incomes to be protected Trade union Unite, which represents construction workers throughout … Continue reading

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A thousand workers walkout at Moy Park site at Seagoe in Portadown after company profits are put before safety

Unite proposals to secure health and safety protections rejected by bosses, leads to spontaneous walk out by workers   Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that there had been a mass walkout of workers at Moy Park at Seagoe, Portadown:    “Up … Continue reading

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Workers walk off ABP site in Lurgan over concerns over Covid-19 measures

Where workers are deemed essential every possible measure should be taken and enforced to protect them Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer called on government to act to protect workers.   “Approximately 80 employees at ABP Meats in Lurgan who are … Continue reading

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