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Urgent strategy needed to defend Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector in face of mass jobs threat

Bombardier plans for 600 redundancies comes only days after similar announcements elsewhere in sector Stormont Executive challenged over inaction in face of mounting threat to vital Aerospace sector Reacting to today’s huge job loss announcement by Bombardier, Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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Global Payments Inc. announce net revenues of $1.7 billion for first quarter of 2020 but threaten Northern Ireland workers with redundancy

Management claims that the Covid-19 pandemic ‘significantly and negatively impacted’ their business is belied by bumper quarterly returns Global Payments Inc is a global US-headquartered company operating in the payment technology and software sector with offices in Belfast and Derry/L’Derry as well … Continue reading

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Stormont must extend income guarantee to self-employed to protect private hire taxi drivers 

Taxi drivers face pauperisation from depot-rent and car-rent charges at time of sharp downturn in fares   Unite Regional Community Coordinator, Albert Hewitt, called on the Ministers in the Stormont Executive to intervene to extend the Coronavirus income guarantee to … Continue reading

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Despite the promise of 80 percent wage supports, Hastings group terminates contracts of staff 

Directly employed workers of less than a year’s service have contracts terminated and casual workers left with zero hours Unite Hospitality organiser Neil Moore challenged the Hastings Group on their decision to make dozens of their workers redundant: “Workers at … Continue reading

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Thousands of hospitality workers laid off in last twenty-four hours with thousands more facing jobs threat

Some of the biggest names in Northern Ireland hospitality close their doors in face of Coronavirus downturn leaving thousands of workers facing destitution A week after Unite opened a survey of its members in the hospitality sector the results obtained … Continue reading

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