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Workers commence 24-7 work-in occupation of Regina Coeli House in West Belfast

Staff and residents at hostel for homeless women demand urgent intervention by Communities’ Minister Deirdre Hargey Unite industrial and community members establish a solidarity camp outside the Regina Coeli Workers at Regina Coeli House have commenced a 24-7 ‘work-in’ occupation … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s must clarify its continued commitment to Northern Ireland retail market after management announces plans to close Craigavon store

109 workers based in Craigavon face threat of joblessness in mouth of Christmas; Sainsbury’s must guarantee alternative employment elsewhere as well as meet redeployment costs Fears that Craigavon site closure may be a weathervane pointing to a wider retail threat … Continue reading

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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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