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Secretary of State challenged over government inaction on Harland & Wolff as trade unionists rally at shipyard gates

Speakers at rally reiterate call for nationalisation and contrast government inaction with leadership shown by workforce and trade union movement Secretary of State for NI, Julian Smith MP grilled over failure to safeguard jobs at Harland and Wolff and the … Continue reading

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Unite shop stewards at Bombardier have a second meeting with council party leaders to raise threat of compulsory redundancies and outsourcing

After current round of redundancies Northern Ireland workforce will be one-third what it was eight years ago Union blasts Bombardier corporate plan to make five thousand workers redundant globally to increase operating profits by $250 million March 14th: Susan Fitzgerald, … Continue reading

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In context of political failure, local councils must act to safeguard poor and homeless during cold snap 

In absence of political action, numbers dying in winter in Northern Ireland unnecessarily has risen 130 percent in three years to 1,500 Poverty leaves many reliant on old, dangerous or un-serviced heating devices for heating or going to bed early … Continue reading

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Plans to outsource Craigavon leisure centre threatens unacceptable cost to communities and staff

Unite joins NIPSA and GMB to seek meetings with all political groups on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Experience of outsourcing of Leisure in Belfast must be a warning to service users and staff January 17th: On Monday evening … Continue reading

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Trade unions come together to launch Shipbuilding Charter in Belfast with aim of securing a future for shipyard jobs and skills

After tour of the shipyard, a high level delegation including Gavin Robinson MP, Manufacturing NI and senior trade union figures from Northern Ireland and Britain will then launch the Shipbuilding Charter at the Connor Room, Belfast City Hall tomorrow at … Continue reading

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