Tag Archives: Derry/Londonderry

Department of Infrastructure must reject cherry-picking by private sector bus operators

Application by Hannon Coach targets most lucrative bus route in Northern Ireland License application from private sector will undermine cross-subsidisation model May 17th: Unite the union’s deputy Regional Secretary, Jackie Pollock, called on the Department of Infrastructure to reject an … Continue reading

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Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters receivership, its closure is latest blow to North West industrial base

Company that formerly employed eighty-five closes its doors, ending fifty years manufacturing activity on Maydown site Union expresses outrage at Schivo which has left workers to seek minimum statutory redundancy pay from Department March 30th: Chair of Unite’s Executive Council … Continue reading

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Unite community branches protests against Tory Benefit Sanctions

Fresh Start deal allowed Tories to introduce benefit sanctions threatening devastating consequences for most vulnerable Unite in the Community will protest outside benefits offices across Northern Ireland at noon tomorrow [March 30th] March 29th: Albert Hewitt explained why his union’s … Continue reading

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Ulsterbus and Education Authority drivers launch joint campaign against School Bus Charges

Foyleside launch for ‘Hands Off Free School Transport’ campaign at 11am Wednesday 8th March at Pennyburn Garage March 7th: Unite the union, representing the overwhelming majority of bus drivers providing school transport services across Northern Ireland, will launch their Derry/Londonderry … Continue reading

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Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters administration; latest body blow to North West industrial base

Union asks whether work conducted in Derry has been outsourced by incoming management in a cynical ‘asset-stripping’ manoeuvre NI Executive parties must now reconsider their refusal to bring forward industrial strategy for balanced regional growth January 6th: Unite Regional Officer, … Continue reading

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