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Unite members at Hovis in Belfast to be balloted on strike action in fair pay dispute

Once overtime and shift bonuses are removed, basic rates of pay in bread manufacturer are below the legal minimum Strike ballot is likely to be result in widespread disruption to bread supply in January 2020 Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, … Continue reading

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Workers ‘used and unappreciated’ by Mitie security while Belfast City Airport contests for ‘Airport of the World’ award

In Unite survey, airport security workers report health and safety concerns; 94 percent ‘undervalued’ by their employer Some Mitie security officers expected to work eight and a half hours shifts without access to drinking water Unite Regional Officer, George Brash … Continue reading

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Harland and Wolff shop stewards to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tomorrow at TUC conference in Brighton

Workforce representatives to raise campaign at UK-wide gathering of trade unionists as shipyard occupation enters its seventh week Unite Regional Coordinating Officer, Susan Fitzgerald, confirmed that shop stewards at Harland and Wolff will travel direct from the shipyard occupation to … Continue reading

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Trade unionists to rally in support of shipyard workers fight to save jobs and skills at Harland and Wolff

Speakers at trade union rally include Matt Wrack, the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union and Alex Rogan, GMB convenor at Ferguson Marine Rally to proceed concurrently with Belfast City Council manufacturing forum meeting at which union representatives will … Continue reading

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Professor John Barry of Queens University launches an open letter in support of Harland & Wolff workforce

Calls by unions for nationalisation of the shipyard are perfectly consistent with action on climate John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy at Queens University Belfast today launched an open letter urging academics, politicians and the wider public to back … Continue reading

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