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Expanding order book for Wrightbus hydrogen-bus confirms workers were correct to fight

Wrightbus employment rises into the hundreds as orders for new hydrogen-buses roll in to fill out order book Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock welcomed the fact that employment at Wrightbus since its acquisition by Bamford has now risen very substantially … Continue reading

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Unite negotiating with Bamford to ensure continuity of employment and terms and conditions for Wrightbus workers

Commitment made by new management to union that the future will be based on permanent, direct employed staff Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation that Bamford would be opening a recruitment process to take on additional workers … Continue reading

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Bamford acquisition of Wrightbus must lead to greatest number of workers returning to building buses

Union calls for wider investment to lock-in Ballymena’s status as manufacturing skills hub into the long-term Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation from the administrators of the former bus manufacturer, Deloitte, that they had been bought by … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright must adopt a rational approach in negotiations to safeguard his family’s legacy

Likelihood is that if jobs go, Wright name will become synonymous with collapse of manufacturing in Ballymena   Incoming Chief Executive of Invest NI Kevin Holland must intervene and provide full start-up supports to Wrightbus   Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, … Continue reading

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Jeff Wright has chance to safeguard livelihoods of the Wrightbus workers through eleventh hour intervention

Deadline for resolution of land issue now is 10am tomorrow morning [October 10th]    Increasing numbers of workers now face prospect of going to food banks after two weeks without work   Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, urged Jeff Wright to urgently … Continue reading

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