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Translink workers plead with public to stay at home to leave buses and trains for key or essential workers

Despite suite of infection control protections, drivers face prospect of catching virus Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary commended the bravery of the bus and rail workers who continue to maintain public transport services at this time. “I’m incredibly proud … Continue reading

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Moy Park workforce left incensed as company bosses refuse fully-paid leave for workers self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

Company fails to reply in a week to Unite request for 100 percent paid leave for those unable to work Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer blasted the management of Moy Park for their callous refusal to extend financial protections to vulnerable … Continue reading

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Food production workers will not allow themselves to become the collateral damage of the Northern Ireland Executive’s failure to enforce infection control

NIFDA industry guidance is welcome but now must be converted into action in all workplaces   Unite Regional officer for the Food sector including employers such as Moy Park, Sean McKeever, welcomed the new industry guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Food & … Continue reading

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Sixty workers refuse to start at Linden Foods site in Dungannon, demand immediate talks with management over Coronavirus infection control measures

Total absence of social distancing measures on boning line, in canteen and at entry and exit points   Brian Hewitt, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Linden Foods in Dungannon who was contacted by workers after they walked out this morning … Continue reading

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A thousand workers walkout at Moy Park site at Seagoe in Portadown after company profits are put before safety

Unite proposals to secure health and safety protections rejected by bosses, leads to spontaneous walk out by workers   Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that there had been a mass walkout of workers at Moy Park at Seagoe, Portadown:    “Up … Continue reading

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