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Northern Ireland Executive must ensure Chancellor moves on June 10th furlough deadline currently blocking support to 500 Thompson Aero Seating workers

Government intervention and investment for repurposing needed to preserve Aerospace jobs and skills as sharp downturn leads to empty order books Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer for Thompson Aero Seating, expressed his union’s dismay at this afternoon’s announcement by Thompson … Continue reading

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council must rethink plans to slash pay of furloughed staff

NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn the decision taken to slash staff wages at the council meeting on Thursday 14th May 2020. Representatives of all three staff trade unions, NIPSA, GMB and Unite denounced the confirmation by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough … Continue reading

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Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council must rethink plans to slash staff wages on furlough

In a Joint Statement, NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn plans forced through in secret at special council meeting Alan Law, on behalf of NIPSA said: “council officers assured the Trade Unions that plans to furlough staff would be at 100% … Continue reading

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Public transport services must be properly resourced not funded through workforce furlough

Finance Minister’s public call for furlough of Translink workers without consultation challenged by trade union representing overwhelming majority of workforce Davy Thompson, Unite Deputy Regional Secretary, with responsibility for his union’s members at Translink challenged public pronouncements by Finance Minister Conor Murphy which suggested … Continue reading

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Executive Ministers’ clarification on eligibility must be followed by commitment by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to furlough all employees on full pay 

Guidance from Minister for Communities to local authorities clarifies they are eligible to furlough workers under government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Eligibility confirmation comes after union publicises case and writes to seek answers from both Finance and Communities’ Ministers Unite Regional Officer Kieran Ellison welcomed … Continue reading

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