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Prospective buyers for Harland & Wolff to provide indicative bids for the business as a going-concern by midday tomorrow  

After Scottish government announce they will nationalise Ferguson Marine shipyard, unions call on UK government to safeguard jobs and skills in Belfast Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer demanded the UK government move quickly to renationalise Belfast shipyard: “The historic … Continue reading

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Plans to outsource Craigavon leisure centre threatens unacceptable cost to communities and staff

Unite joins NIPSA and GMB to seek meetings with all political groups on Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Experience of outsourcing of Leisure in Belfast must be a warning to service users and staff January 17th: On Monday evening … Continue reading

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Workers at Newry, Mourne and Down district council to be balloted on strike action

Staff protest confirmed for upcoming council meeting at Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick on Monday, 3rd September All four unions representing employees to bring forward unprecedented, joint consultative ballot on industrial action August 27th: Alan Perry, chair of the Joint Trade … Continue reading

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Waste collection workers at Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council to leaflet households over outsourcing

Unite, GMB and NIPSA unions join together to warn outsourcing will diminish bin collection service and threatens bin charges Outsourcing a false economy – meaning lower pay, poorer health & safety and less reponsibility Speaking on behalf of the three … Continue reading

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ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference: Speech by Davy Thompson on Scourge of Bogus Self-Employment

July 4th: Speaking in support of motion 11 on the need to challenge Bogus Self-Employment at the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s Biennial Delegate Conference in Belfast, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer Davy Thompson said: Bogus self-employment is a scourge faced … Continue reading

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