Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Northern Ireland Executive must ensure Chancellor moves on June 10th furlough deadline currently blocking support to 500 Thompson Aero Seating workers

Government intervention and investment for repurposing needed to preserve Aerospace jobs and skills as sharp downturn leads to empty order books Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer for Thompson Aero Seating, expressed his union’s dismay at this afternoon’s announcement by Thompson … Continue reading

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Wrightbus job loss plan is a heavy blow to workers, their families and the wider Ballymena economy

Consultative process confirmed on plans to make redundant 35 employees and up to 90 agency staff  Unite calls on new Wrightbus owners to furlough workers under Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on Wrightbus management to … Continue reading

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Health Minister Robin Swann must extend childcare support scheme to cover all essential key workers

Current eligibility criteria excludes all private sector workers except those delivering health and social care services Denial of childcare is disproportionately impacting female workers and leaving working families at risk of abject poverty George Brash, Unite Regional Officer called on the Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Kerry Foods denies furlough to front-line workers despite medical advice that they should be shielding

Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh challenged management on their refusal to extend furlough to vulnerable, low-paid workers. “A number of employees who provided management with written, medical evidence that they should shield as … Continue reading

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Harland and Wolff workers to sound shipyard horn this evening to honour efforts of NHS and other front-line workers

Harland and Wolff workers will sound the shipyard horn for a minute at 8pm tonight to show their appreciation and that of workers across Northern Ireland for frontline National Health Service staff and those working to sustain other frontline services … Continue reading

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