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Kerry Foods denies furlough to front-line workers despite medical advice that they should be shielding

Liam Gallagher, Unite Regional Officer for workers at Kerry Foods in Coleraine, Enniskillen and Omagh challenged management on their refusal to extend furlough to vulnerable, low-paid workers. “A number of employees who provided management with written, medical evidence that they should shield as … Continue reading

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Moy Park workforce left incensed as company bosses refuse fully-paid leave for workers self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms

Company fails to reply in a week to Unite request for 100 percent paid leave for those unable to work Sean McKeever, Unite Regional Officer blasted the management of Moy Park for their callous refusal to extend financial protections to vulnerable … Continue reading

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Food production workers will not allow themselves to become the collateral damage of the Northern Ireland Executive’s failure to enforce infection control

NIFDA industry guidance is welcome but now must be converted into action in all workplaces   Unite Regional officer for the Food sector including employers such as Moy Park, Sean McKeever, welcomed the new industry guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Food & … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political leaders must secure Agri-Food sector access to EU workers post-Brexit

Tory plans to end freedom of movement in March 2019 pose further challenge to Northern Ireland’s vital agri-food sector Announcement only days after International Trade Secretary pushes post-Brexit US trade deal threatening local agri-food industry July 28th: Unite Regional Officer … Continue reading

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Tory trade deal with US must not be at expense of Northern Ireland jobs

Remarks made by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on opening UK poultry market to low-cost US competition raise concerns Tory desperation to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with US cannot be allowed to threaten Northern Ireland’s Agri-food industry July 26th: … Continue reading

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