Tag Archives: Kieran Ellison

Workers at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council set first day of strike action for Thursday 3rd December

All four staff trade unions, Unite, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU, agree first twenty-four hour action to defend pay and conditions In a joint trade union side statement, workforce representatives laid the blame for the ‘regrettable’ industrial dispute at the feet … Continue reading

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Workers vote overwhelmingly for industrial action to defend pay and conditions in Newry, Mourne and Down

Unions call for council management to address workers’ grievances and avoid unnecessary and serious disruption to vital council services including cleansing and bin collections UNITE, GMB, NIPSA and SIPTU to agree plan for escalation and potential strike dates on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Belfast City Council must intervene to ensure livelihoods of 140 casual workers employed by council-owned company at Waterfront & Ulster Hall

Councillors cannot wash their hands of this decision – they must intervene to secure jobs of Waterfront and Ulster Hall workers Decision to lay off 140 workers made when employers had to contribute 33 percent of wages – it must … Continue reading

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Collins Aerospace job losses blow highlights urgent need for Stormont Aerospace rescue plan

Management plans for 235 redundancies at Kilkeel site as Covid downturn impacts demand for aerospace production Stormont must bring forward furlough extension to enable vital skills retention and enable upskilling for future growth Kieran Ellison, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council must rethink plans to slash pay of furloughed staff

NIPSA, UNITE and GMB condemn the decision taken to slash staff wages at the council meeting on Thursday 14th May 2020. Representatives of all three staff trade unions, NIPSA, GMB and Unite denounced the confirmation by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough … Continue reading

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