Tag Archives: Brexit: On Our Terms

Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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Customs union exit poses a threat to thousands of Northern Ireland food and drink production workers

Shortfall of migrant workers threatens loss of production to locations elsewhere in Britain and Ireland One major border agri-food producer is already advancing plans for a continental production facility February 27th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean McKeever, said that the jobs … Continue reading

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Moy Park workers need assurance over future as company set for resale by JBS

Political leaders have a responsibility to ensure business is not subject to corporate asset-stripping by venture capitalists Any new owners must respect rights of the three thousand Unite members among workforce in Northern Ireland June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean … Continue reading

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Economy, workers’ rights centre stage as Unite Policy Conference kicks off

Workers must not pay price for Brexit, says Jimmy Kelly Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy conference kicked off this morning (Tuesday May 23rd) with debates on the economy and workers’ rights.  The agenda is available for download here, and below are … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights must be protected in Brexit process, by a functioning local Assembly

Parties must recommit themselves to power-sharing in order to ensure Northern Ireland’s interests secured Union calls for all Assembly parties to commit to retaining all EU protections for workers and to rescind oppressive anti-union legislation March 31st: Unite Ireland Secretary, … Continue reading

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