Tag Archives: Jackie Pollock

Right to picket during lockdown secured following Unite legal challenge

Striking Hovis workers welcome commitment by Department of Health to exempt picket lines from regulation Three day amendment to Covid regulation reflects benefit of employment law being devolved in Northern Ireland Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite welcomed confirmation from … Continue reading

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May Day message from Jackie Pollock: Workers stand stronger when we stand together

After workers have kept public services and the economy going – there can be no going back to exploitation Workers need to unite to defend themselves from opportunist employers and secure improvements In a speech marking International Workers’ Day, Unite … Continue reading

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New look Unite the Union Champions Cup to be played in 2021

November 20th: The Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Football Association have announced an expanded Unite the Union Champions Cup format for 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the 2020 tournament. The new format will see … Continue reading

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Spirit Aero systems acquisition of Bombardier operations is a vote of confidence for Northern Ireland’s Aerospace sector

Stormont and Westminster government must now follow through with a robust package to safeguard all aerospace jobs Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary of Unite, welcomed the news that the sale of Bombardier operations to Spirit Aero systems will proceed, securing jobs … Continue reading

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More detail needed on protections to workers offered by new UK government jobs support scheme

Support announced means those working one-third of their usual hours will receive only 78 percent of their usual pay Chancellor’s announcement comes too late for many workers who have already lost their livelihoods due to uncertainty Jackie Pollock Regional Secretary … Continue reading

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