Tag Archives: Joanne McWilliams

270 jobs at risk as Kilroot Power station faces closure after exclusion from all-island supply auction

36% of Northern Ireland’s electrical generating capacity under threat Political representatives must intervene to defend jobs in Northern Ireland Speaking on behalf of all three unions representing workers in AES Ballylumford and Kilroot power stations: GMB, Prospect and Unite the … Continue reading

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Wrightbus recruitment freeze latest blow to Ballymena and NI Manufacturing sector

Failure of NI Executive parties to agree to stand-alone Industrial Strategy in context of Brexit leaves manufacturing workforce facing uncertainty Unite seeking urgent meeting with Wrightbus management on long-term implications of move August 24th: Unite Regional Officer, Joanne McWilliams, who … Continue reading

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Camden Glass, part of Camden Group, to close Benburb plant at cost of 65 jobs

Management must compensate workers who now redundancy for their long-service and commitment Union questions whether any Invest NI grant-aid contributed to decision to cut jobs January 21st: Unite Regional Officer Joanne McWilliams, responsible for Unite’s membership at Camden Glass, a … Continue reading

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Closure of AFBI’s Crossnacreevy research centre another blow to establishing a sustainable, high-value added economy

Decision forced by NI Executive austerity policies which are damaging the long-term future of our economy AFBI has lost funding for research programmes on potato breeding, renewable energy, biomass and poultry production August 19th: Responding to the announcement that the … Continue reading

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Strike action at Tata averted as management retain pension scheme

British Steel Pension scheme will now be retained Members of Unite vote 72% to accept management offer July 16th: Unite has confirmed that industrial action at Tata steel has been called off after management reversed course on previous proposals which … Continue reading

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