Tag Archives: Agri-Foods

Customs union exit poses a threat to thousands of Northern Ireland food and drink production workers

Shortfall of migrant workers threatens loss of production to locations elsewhere in Britain and Ireland One major border agri-food producer is already advancing plans for a continental production facility February 27th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, said that the jobs … Continue reading

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Moy Park profits must benefit workforce and ensure future employment sustainability

2016 Profits of meat packer amount to £41 million on turnover of £1.4 billion   Unite call for an across the board inflation-busting pay increase and an end to Poverty pay September 18th: Unite Regional Officer for Moy Park, Sean McKeever, … Continue reading

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Restrictions on EU migration pose a direct threat to jobs in NI’s Agri-Food sector

Post-Brexit migration controls must reflect particular challenges facing food industry in Northern Ireland September 7th: Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for members in the agri-food sector responded to details of a leaked draft government paper on restricting EU … Continue reading

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Tory trade deal with US must not be at expense of Northern Ireland jobs

Remarks made by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on opening UK poultry market to low-cost US competition raise concerns Tory desperation to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with US cannot be allowed to threaten Northern Ireland’s Agri-food industry July 26th: … Continue reading

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Executive parties must secure access to EU labour market and defend rights of migrant workers

Northern Ireland’s economy particularly at risk from Tory moves to impose a ‘hard Brexit’ Moves to restrict access to migrant labour threatens future sustainability of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food sector October 7th: Sean McKeever, Regional Officer with responsibility for workers in … Continue reading

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