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Failings highlighted in European report underline need for improved social wage

January 25th: Eighteen years after signing up to the European Social Charter, working people are still paying the price for Ireland’s failure to live up to its legal obligations according to Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock. Mr Pollock was commenting … Continue reading

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Restrictions on EU migration pose a direct threat to jobs in NI’s Agri-Food sector

Post-Brexit migration controls must reflect particular challenges facing food industry in Northern Ireland September 7th: Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for members in the agri-food sector responded to details of a leaked draft government paper on restricting EU … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights must be protected in Brexit process, by a functioning local Assembly

Parties must recommit themselves to power-sharing in order to ensure Northern Ireland’s interests secured Union calls for all Assembly parties to commit to retaining all EU protections for workers and to rescind oppressive anti-union legislation March 31st: Unite Ireland Secretary, … Continue reading

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Hard Brexit failure threatens thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland

Conservative party clearly fails to understand scale of challenges posed to Northern Ireland’s economy Recent statements by Tory negotiating team reinforces urgency for a functioning local Executive to defend Northern Ireland’s interests March 16th: Unite Ireland Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, has … Continue reading

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UK Government must provide Globalisation Adjustment funding to support Northern Ireland workers affected by large-scale redundancies

Union makes call as Bombardier management confirms 1,080 job-losses initially planned over two years will be delivered in current year Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer responded to confirmation Bombardier management would seek to deliver an originally planned two-year redundancy … Continue reading

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