Tag Archives: Jackie Pollock

Stormont must help secure UK-wide aerospace taskforce and launch Northern Ireland rescue strategy to save critical industry

Comprehensive strategy and support package needed to avert huge job losses and severe damage to the Northern Ireland economy. Recent losses of 1,500 aerospace jobs estimated to have lowered national output by half a billion and reduced household spending by … Continue reading

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Regional Secretary of Unite, Jackie Pollock, seeks urgent meeting with Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill on response to Aerospace crisis

Union says that future of this vital pillar of Northern Ireland economy hangs in the balance Government must enforce transition to higher fuel economy aeroplanes to stimulate demand and stabilise employment Unite the union Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock writes to … Continue reading

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Unite writes to First Minister and Deputy First Minister to demand testing for workers as Covid-19 clusters emerge in poultry and meatpacking sector and Moy Park employee dies

Urgent action needed from Stormont Executive on meat processing sector to avoid repeat of crisis and fatalities in care home sector If necessary, sites must be temporarily shut for testing of workers, and family members, with full pay to enable … Continue reading

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Welcome for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council decision to reconsider plans for dismissal threat to 73 workers and instead seek furlough

Unite has written to NI Executive Ministers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and the Chancellor to demand clear guidelines on public sector eligibility for Coronavirus furlough scheme Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer welcomed today’s announcement by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council which … Continue reading

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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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