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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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Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters administration; latest body blow to North West industrial base

Union asks whether work conducted in Derry has been outsourced by incoming management in a cynical ‘asset-stripping’ manoeuvre NI Executive parties must now reconsider their refusal to bring forward industrial strategy for balanced regional growth January 6th: Unite Regional Officer, … Continue reading

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UK Government must provide Globalisation Adjustment funding to support Northern Ireland workers affected by large-scale redundancies

Union makes call as Bombardier management confirms 1,080 job-losses initially planned over two years will be delivered in current year Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer responded to confirmation Bombardier management would seek to deliver an originally planned two-year redundancy … Continue reading

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Manufacturing NI and Unite the union jointly launch campaign for Northern Ireland Industrial Strategy

Northern Ireland Executive must adopt Strategic approach to grow Manufacturing base Real action needed to deliver ambitious target of growing sector to 20% of the Northern Ireland economy October 20th: Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, and the Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland Employment growth rate falls further behind UK

Statistics confirm concentration of losses in Manufacturing and need for a Strategic approach to sector NI Executive must prioritise raising incomes through investment rather than the race-to-the-bottom on taxes, pay and productivity September 14th: Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, responded … Continue reading

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