Tag Archives: Industrial Strategy

Time for an industrial strategy that will safeguard jobs and skills in Northern Ireland

If Northern Ireland parties won’t act – UK government must intervene and bring forward effective industrial strategy Government must adopt interventionist approach to safeguard Northern Ireland jobs and skills Following the announcement of more than five hundred job losses in … Continue reading

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Cautious response to United Technologies takeover of Rockwell Collins

Unite to keep watching brief on fall out as United Technologies identifies $500 million worth of ‘cost synergies’ Regional Officer Susan Fitzgerald, with responsibility for the union’s aerospace membership, issued a cautious response to the confirmation that United Technologies (UTC) … Continue reading

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ICTU Biennial Delegates Conference: Speech by Jimmy Kelly moving Unite motion on Brexit

July 5th: Moving his union’s motion on the need for a coordinated response to the Brexit referendum vote at the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s Biennial Delegate Conference in Belfast, Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly said: On June 23rd of last … Continue reading

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Economy, workers’ rights centre stage as Unite Policy Conference kicks off

Workers must not pay price for Brexit, says Jimmy Kelly Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy conference kicked off this morning (Tuesday May 23rd) with debates on the economy and workers’ rights.  The agenda is available for download here, and below are … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland industry can compete and win globally but needs real ambition from our political representatives

Packed conference hears united voice of trade unions and employers calling for real action as part of an Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland Conference speakers include Howard Beckett, Assistant General Secretary of Unite; Dave Anderson MP, Shadow Secretary of State … Continue reading

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