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Politicians to hear workers’ concerns over Schlumberger closure proposal

Workers from Schlumberger’s production facility in Newtownabbey will raise their concerns directly with local political leaders at an event organised by Unite the union.   December 6th: Under corporate management plans, Schlumberger’s site in Northern Ireland is scheduled for closure … Continue reading

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#backBombardierjobs delegation to address Belfast City Council ahead of vote on C Series motion

Workers from across Bombardier’s five production sites in Northern Ireland will gather this evening at Belfast city hall ahead of a vote on a motion seeking support for the union’s #backBombardierjobs campaign. A delegation of three workplace reps will address … Continue reading

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Unite representatives to give evidence before Westminster Northern Ireland Select Committee later today

Unite Regional Secretary Jimmy Kelly will raise demand for action by UK government to safeguard 4,000 jobs at Bombardier Union will highlight need for an activist industrial strategy for Northern Ireland to defend workers from impact of protectionist ‘America First’ … Continue reading

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Mass workforce meeting will hear challenge to Schlumberger on Newtownabbey closure proposal

Unite Regional Secretary designate will say growth in number of rigs shows signs of recovery in oil and gas sector, closure unjustified Schlumberger corporate management prioritising share buy-backs over investment despite half billion dollar profit in last quarter alone October … Continue reading

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Schlumberger announce plans to close Newtownabbey site with loss of more than 220 jobs

Concern that closure proposal is an unjustified attempt to lower costs at workers’ expense Unite will seek explanation why Northern Ireland site will be closed as opposed to other locations October 26th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Industrial Officer, reacted to … Continue reading

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