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Unite members to take strike action at `greedy’ Caterpillar after overwhelming rejection of latest pay offer tied to compulsory overtime

Strike action is likely to paralyse production at both Springvale, Belfast and Larne production sites Unite has notified management of a series of dates for a campaign of industrial action at Caterpillar in Northern Ireland. The first strike will occur … Continue reading

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Caterpillar must engage fully in redundancy consultation as Unite seeks to mitigate job losses

While Caterpillar global profits exceed $17 billion last year, the business’ corporate management seeks to impose a penny-pinching caps on voluntary redundancy offered to Larne workforce George Brash, Unite Regional Officer challenged Caterpillar management to engage meaningfully in the ongoing … Continue reading

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Caterpillar’s announcement of plans for up to 700 job losses is a devastating blow to Northern Ireland manufacturing and Larne area economy

Union blasts decision as a ‘scandalous’ profit grab at expense of workers in Northern Ireland as production is set to be outsourced to India Urgent action needed from Stormont must use all available economic and political levers to safeguard highly-skilled … Continue reading

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Department of Health must work with, and facilitate, growing number of employers who have agreed to roll-out programme of workplace flu vaccinations

More and more companies are agreeing to provide workforce flu jabs on foot of Unite the union initiative Unite is strongly encouraging its members to take the flu jab as the best way to protect themselves, their workplaces and relieve … Continue reading

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Caterpillar workers stand united against attempts to divide with sectarian graffiti at Springvale site

Unite contacts political leaders from DUP and Sinn Féin to seek to calm situation January 9th: Unite Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, confirmed that he had been in contact with political representatives from both sides of the community divide in relation … Continue reading

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