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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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Bamford acquisition of Wrightbus must lead to greatest number of workers returning to building buses

Union calls for wider investment to lock-in Ballymena’s status as manufacturing skills hub into the long-term Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation from the administrators of the former bus manufacturer, Deloitte, that they had been bought by … Continue reading

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Ballymena march and rally set for tomorrow to demand government action to secure Wrightbus jobs and skills

Jeff Wright must do the right thing and ‘hand back the land’ to protect jobs and skills Unite Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock reiterated his union’s call for the UK government to act to secure a future for Wrightbus and to … Continue reading

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Unite press conference today on threat to jobs at Wrightbus

When: 11am today [Wednesday September 25th] Where: Unite the union office, the Pentagon, 2 Ballymoney Road, Ballymena BT 45 3BY Unite warns of devastating consequences of closure to Ballymena and wider economy if jobs and skills not saved Union challenges … Continue reading

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Guarantees sought from Bombardier for its CRJ workforce in Northern Ireland after Mitsubishi sale announcement

Workforce will be angered that sale was announced without any recourse to trade unions or even management in Belfast Sale opens door to new markets for Mitsubishi but raises concerns for long-term security of approximately 350 jobs Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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