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Secretary of State challenged over government inaction on Harland & Wolff as trade unionists rally at shipyard gates

Speakers at rally reiterate call for nationalisation and contrast government inaction with leadership shown by workforce and trade union movement Secretary of State for NI, Julian Smith MP grilled over failure to safeguard jobs at Harland and Wolff and the … Continue reading

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Bus drivers concerned for their safety and that of public after fourth night of attacks by youths in a row in Lagmore area

Last night’s attack included stone-throwing and attempts to board a bus as well as a Translink monitoring car Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer condemned those responsible for last night’s attack on bus services in the Lagmore estate in Belfast. … Continue reading

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Public transport remains the safest mode of transport for female passengers, but this needs to be true for workers as well

Translink management must adopt a no tolerance approach to better support staff attacked in the workplace  Figures confirm Translink employees continue to be on the receiving end of verbal and physical assaults November 12th: Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer … Continue reading

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Confirmation of one-year System Support Services Agreement contract for Kilroot power station bittersweet news for AES workforce

Decision confirms up to 80 AES redundancies and approximately 60 direct, full-time contractors to lose their positions as Ballylumford B will shut down early  Need for state intervention to bring forward managed transition to renewable energy with training and guarantees … Continue reading

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An estimated 80 AES job-losses and a further 60 contractor redundancies likely across Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Unite formally notified of more than 20 redundancies by AES but job-loss figure expected to rise sharply Energy Regulator must intervene to allow SONI to offer ‘capacity contract’ quickly to avoid all 250 AES jobs being lost November 8th: Despite … Continue reading

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