Tag Archives: Ed Thompson

Bord na Mona: Peat harvesting suspension must be accompanied by clear roadmap to protect jobs and earnings

New Government parties must firm up on programme commitments to Midlands Workers must be central to proposed Just Transition Commission June 17th: Responding to the news that Bord na Mona is to suspend peat harvesting, trade union Unite – which … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona crisis: Bruton must intervene to restore confidence in Just Transition process

Unite accuses management of tearing up agreement in ideological attempt to undermine company remit July 21st: Unite today (Sunday) called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, to intervene in the crisis at Bord na Mona … Continue reading

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Aughinish: Welcoming lifting of US sanctions, Unite says investment must now be priority

Unions and local management worked together to secure turnaround February 1st:  Unite, which represents members in Aughinish Alumina, today (Friday) welcomed the lifting of US sanctions against the Russian-owned plant and said that the priority now was to ensure investment … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona: Government must step in to ensure workers do not pick up decarbonisation tab

European role in achieving ‘Just Transition’ must be investigated October 17th: Unite, which is part of the Bord na Mona Group of Unions, today (Wednesday) called on the Government to intervene following the company’s announcement that the Midlands alone will … Continue reading

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Bord na Mona: As workers accept redundancy deal, Unite says focus must move to ‘just transition’

February 9th: Seven months of negotiations with Bord na Mona have culminated in union members based in Littleton accepting a deal which will include redeployment for 40 workers following closure of the peat briquette plant, as well as a redundancy … Continue reading

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