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Northern Ireland unemployment rate increase is a concerning sign of deteriorating economy

Regional unemployment rate leaps ahead of that of the UK as a whole for first time in a year Fears of Brexit risks and failure to bring forward manufacturing strategy are factors in economic decline October 16th: Davy Thompson, Regional … Continue reading

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Anger and concern among workforce at Bombardier management over further outsourcing

Without warning sell-off to ‘Lauak Group’ of France is latest incident of offshoring and outsourcing impacting jobs in Northern Ireland Bombardier corporate management should remember the determination and strength demonstrated by workers during threat to jobs from US tariffs August … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Theresa May must use full leverage on Boeing to safeguard Belfast jobs

UK government must defend its right to invest in critical manufacturing sectors of the economy Local political parties must find way to be relevant in dispute threatening thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland September 12th: It was reported last night … Continue reading

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Economy, workers’ rights centre stage as Unite Policy Conference kicks off

Workers must not pay price for Brexit, says Jimmy Kelly Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy conference kicked off this morning (Tuesday May 23rd) with debates on the economy and workers’ rights.  The agenda is available for download here, and below are … Continue reading

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Latest Labour Force Survey statistics highlight growth of low-wage economy

LFS statistics show 5.5% fall in average full-time wages in Northern Ireland over past twelve months February 15th: Unite the union’s Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded to the latest quarterly Labour Force Survey statistics published today [February 15th] by the … Continue reading

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