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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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Wrightbus workforce skills are key to just transition and sustainable public transport policy

Wright family must do the right thing and ‘hand back the land’ to protect jobs and skills Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock reiterated his union’s commitment to securing a future for the workforce in light of headline announcements due to be … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson must nationalise to safeguard Ballymena jobs and skills and socially-necessary productive capacity at Wrightbus

Unite warns of devastating consequences of closure to Ballymena and wider economy if business is allowed to fail Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock confirmed that his union had been informed that the Ballymena bus manufacturer Wrightbus had entered administration and … Continue reading

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