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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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Next 48 hours critical to saving 1,200 Wrightbus workers’ jobs as negotiations move to stage of exclusivity

Only barrier remaining to deal to reopen gates and allow workforce back to work is land ownership Worker delegations to visit local offices of political representatives and demand they publicly back call for hand over of land Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Wrightbus workers’ rally gives rapturous applause to union demand for Jeff Wright to hand over land

Land ownership is a barrier for four competing bidders keen to reopen gates and restart production Future of Ballymena economy hangs in the balance – every hour and day matters in fight to save jobs and skills Unite Regional Secretary, … Continue reading

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