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Self-isolating workers at Nu-track must receive full pay when they are off work

Outbreak at Ballymena bus factory results in ten positive cases and three-day shutdown George Brash, Unite Regional Officer challenged Nu-Track management to take immediate measures to properly address an outbreak at the Ballymena bus manufacturer. “Unite has consistently raised concerns … Continue reading

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Wrightbus job loss plan is a heavy blow to workers, their families and the wider Ballymena economy

Consultative process confirmed on plans to make redundant 35 employees and up to 90 agency staff  Unite calls on new Wrightbus owners to furlough workers under Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on Wrightbus management to … Continue reading

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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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