Tag Archives: Joanne McWilliams

Portaferry to Strangford ferry workers call for action, including the conduct of an independent risk assessment, to address their health and safety concerns

Department for Infrastructure inaction on workforce fears over exhaust fumes on the Strangford II leaves crew constantly worried about their health and that of Ferry users, including school children Minister’s promise to install Diesel Particulate Filters branded ‘too little, far … Continue reading

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Workforce welcomes decision by Ards and North Down Borough Council to end outsourcing of leisure services 

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure complex; Bangor Sportsplex; Queen’s Leisure Complex, Holywood; and sports grounds and sports development services in northern part of borough will return to full council management and control as of 31st March 2023. Decision to end outsourcing … Continue reading

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An estimated 80 AES job-losses and a further 60 contractor redundancies likely across Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Unite formally notified of more than 20 redundancies by AES but job-loss figure expected to rise sharply Energy Regulator must intervene to allow SONI to offer ‘capacity contract’ quickly to avoid all 250 AES jobs being lost November 8th: Despite … Continue reading

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Meeting sought with SONI to seek firm commitment on capacity supply contracts for Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Threat to 270 workers’ jobs remains despite inclusion on latest all-island generating capacity statement November 1st: In the 2018 All-island Generation Capacity Statement published last week, the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) included on a list of current generators … Continue reading

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SONI must withdraw threat to Kilroot workforce given implications of High Court ruling for North-South Energy Interconnector

Decision by High Court to block progress of ARC21 incinerator calls into question likelihood of second energy interconnector High Court Interconnector threat is only latest blow to SONI’s decision to withdraw contract to AES Kilroot and Ballylumford B with loss … Continue reading

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