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Closure of Crane Stock Valve site in East Belfast demonstrates need for Executive focus on manufacturing

63 redundancies at East Belfast site sought at US valve manufacturer withdraws production from Northern Ireland   Announcement is latest blow to Northern Ireland manufacturing and the economy of East Belfast Unite Regional Officer George Brash, confirmed that his union … Continue reading

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Wrightbus workforce skills are key to just transition and sustainable public transport policy

Wright family must do the right thing and ‘hand back the land’ to protect jobs and skills Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock reiterated his union’s commitment to securing a future for the workforce in light of headline announcements due to be … Continue reading

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Schlumberger decision to close Newtownabbey site with 205 job losses shows shareholder benefits trumps social responsibility

  Local site management counterproposal rejected despite offering path forward to sustain production and deliver genuine efficiencies Union reps to meet tomorrow to decide next steps in response to rejection of rescue bid February 6th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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270 jobs at risk as Kilroot Power station faces closure after exclusion from all-island supply auction

36% of Northern Ireland’s electrical generating capacity under threat Political representatives must intervene to defend jobs in Northern Ireland Speaking on behalf of all three unions representing workers in AES Ballylumford and Kilroot power stations: GMB, Prospect and Unite the … Continue reading

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Unite takes fight for Bombardier jobs directly to US Capitol Hill

  Unite will highlight that 22,000 US jobs are involved in C Series production, tariffs will only damage all workers December 14th: A delegation from Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union, Unite will take the fight for Northern Ireland Bombardier … Continue reading

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