Tag Archives: Jackie Pollock

Chancellor’s welcome commitments on wage-supports must be extended to workers on zero-hours contracts and self-employed

Measures confirm Chancellor has listened to the case presented by Unite and other trade unions for urgent and bold action Commitment reflects needs of the moment and the strength of workers’ demand for protection in face of Coronavirus threat Unite … Continue reading

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Stormont must act to defend zero hours and self-employed workers who face immediate threat of joblessness

Central government must go further to support devolved administrations Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock called on the Northern Ireland Executive to act urgently to protect workers who had already lost their jobs or who faced the prospect of unemployment in … Continue reading

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Unite to challenge legality of Swissport plans for two-week lay-off at Belfast City Airport

Stormont Ministers’ failure to intervene has allowed tailwinds of Flybe collapse to spiral Unite represents the overwhelming majority of the approximately 150 Swissport employees at Belfast City Airport. Regional Officer for the workers, George Brash, confirmed that shop stewards representing … Continue reading

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Central government must intervene to safeguard regionally-vital flights and airports

Flybe collapse threatens more than one thousand jobs in Northern Ireland Failure of central government to intervene presents stark connectivity challenge to Northern Ireland’s regional economy Ahead of a meeting with shop stewards from Flybe and Belfast City Airport to … Continue reading

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Expanding order book for Wrightbus hydrogen-bus confirms workers were correct to fight

Wrightbus employment rises into the hundreds as orders for new hydrogen-buses roll in to fill out order book Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock welcomed the fact that employment at Wrightbus since its acquisition by Bamford has now risen very substantially … Continue reading

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