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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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Union hopes $5.6 billion Delta Airlines CSeries order will mean planned redundancies at Bombardier can be avoided

Unite warns depressed state of private and regional aircraft market still poses a threat to Belfast employment April 28th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer responsible for Bombardier-Shorts workforce, expressed his union’s hopes that a major order from Delta Airlines … Continue reading

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Unanimous support for Unite proposal to reintroduce student maintenance grants and a Living wage for apprentices

NIC-ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference endorses union’s call for strict enforcement of working time directive to stop exploitation of apprentices Access to public procurement contracts and grant-aid should be contingent on paying a Living Wage and meeting a 10% apprentice threshold … Continue reading

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Ballymena Rally For a Future initiative secures backing of leading training agency

Electrical Training Trust, CEO, Derek Thompson says “We need more foresight and less hindsight” to protect jobs February 1st: Speaking at the Electrical Training Trust offices in Ballymena, Jimmy Kelly, Unite Regional Secretary, welcomed the support expressed by the ETT’s … Continue reading

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