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Solution to filling hospitality vacancies is paying more and improving working conditions not lowering salary thresholds

In response to Brexit labour supply pressures, employers must move to make hospitality and tourism attractive sectors for young workers Unite Hospitality Campaign Coordinator, Neil Moore, criticised the UK government’s new hard-right migration controls but also challenged Northern Ireland employers … Continue reading

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An estimated 80 AES job-losses and a further 60 contractor redundancies likely across Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Unite formally notified of more than 20 redundancies by AES but job-loss figure expected to rise sharply Energy Regulator must intervene to allow SONI to offer ‘capacity contract’ quickly to avoid all 250 AES jobs being lost November 8th: Despite … Continue reading

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Meeting sought with SONI to seek firm commitment on capacity supply contracts for Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Threat to 270 workers’ jobs remains despite inclusion on latest all-island generating capacity statement November 1st: In the 2018 All-island Generation Capacity Statement published last week, the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) included on a list of current generators … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland unemployment rate increase is a concerning sign of deteriorating economy

Regional unemployment rate leaps ahead of that of the UK as a whole for first time in a year Fears of Brexit risks and failure to bring forward manufacturing strategy are factors in economic decline October 16th: Davy Thompson, Regional … Continue reading

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SONI must reconsider exclusion of Kilroot and Ballylumford B generators from ISEM contracts in light of latest Brexit threat

Warnings that Brexit could lead to electricity black-outs must force reconsideration of decision to shut down 36% of domestic generating capacity 270 workers have their livelihoods threatened by SONI decision that will undermine Northern Ireland’s energy security post-Brexit September 27th: … Continue reading

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