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Spirit Aero systems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector

Stormont and Westminster government must now follow through with a robust package to safeguard all aerospace jobs Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary of Unite, welcomed the news that the sale of Bombardier operations to Spirit Aero systems will proceed, securing jobs … Continue reading

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Unite the union, First Minister and deputy First Minister, along with First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, issue joint call for ‘urgent intervention’ by Prime Minister Johnson to save aerospace jobs and skills

Devolved authorities and unions issue joint demand for creation of a UK Aerospace Taskforce Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary of Unite was signatory to a letter involving the leaders of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland devolved authorities to Prime Minister, … 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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Aer Lingus/Stobart routes and base announcement is welcome boost for Belfast City Airport but must translate into the retention of skilled and experienced former airport workers

Stormont must now act to protect jobs and skills, and regional connectivity, by securing a bespoke package for Northern Ireland   George Brash, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Belfast City Airport welcomed the announcement by Aer Lingus that they would … Continue reading

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Stormont must help secure UK-wide aerospace taskforce and launch Northern Ireland rescue strategy to save critical industry

Comprehensive strategy and support package needed to avert huge job losses and severe damage to the Northern Ireland economy. Recent losses of 1,500 aerospace jobs estimated to have lowered national output by half a billion and reduced household spending by … Continue reading

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