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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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Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat

Bombardier plans for 600 redundancies comes only days after similar announcements elsewhere in sector Stormont Executive challenged over inaction in face of mounting threat to vital Aerospace sector Reacting to today’s huge job loss announcement by Bombardier, Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must ensure Chancellor moves on June 10th furlough deadline currently blocking support to 500 Thompson Aero Seating workers

Government intervention and investment for repurposing needed to preserve Aerospace jobs and skills as sharp downturn leads to empty order books Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer for Thompson Aero Seating, expressed his union’s dismay at this afternoon’s announcement by Thompson … Continue reading

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Belfast International Airport jobs threat runs directly counter to the intent of the government’s Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme

Union that represents workers warns airport bosses that meaningful consultation cannot take place at this time and constitutes an abuse of furlough scheme  Unite says application to the Tribunal for a protective award and individual unfair dismissal claims are likely … Continue reading

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