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Bombardier: Latest job losses highlight need for NI rescue strategy

Unite warns that further drop in output and household spending will impede post-Covid recovery Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock says union will not tolerate “stealth shedding” of jobs August 18th:  Unite has said that the news that Bombardier is looking to … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Executive must bring forward ambitious industrial programme to secure vital manufacturing skillsbase

Northern Ireland’s industrial sector highly exposed to global shocks from Covid-19 pandemic Investment needed now to secure ‘at risk’ skills base if Northern Ireland is to seize opportunities for future growth Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite, called on the Ministers … Continue reading

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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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JTI: ‘Centre of Excellence’ proposal could save 500 jobs in Ballymena

Unite unveils proposal for JTI-Lisnafillan factory to become a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Pouch Tobacco and Cigar manufacture November 19th: Following endorsement from the union’s shop-stewards, Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, launched Unite’s counter-proposal which would see JTI-Lisnafillan remain open as … Continue reading

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