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Unite warns of four more weeks of strike at ‘greedy’ Caterpillar in fight to win ‘cost of living’ pay

Unite the union has notified Caterpillar that their members working for the corporation at Larne and Springvale in Belfast will launch a further four weeks of strike action at both plants in the fight for a pay deal that reflects … Continue reading

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Andor poised for strike ballot as Unite reveals 9 in 10 of workforce can’t make ends meet as costs rise

Workers at the optical instruments manufacturer Andor Technology site in Springvale, Belfast are poised to ballot for strike action in a bid to improve their pay in order to meet rising living costs. Unite, the union representing the workforce, says that recent survey of … Continue reading

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Unite members to take strike action at `greedy’ Caterpillar after overwhelming rejection of latest pay offer tied to compulsory overtime

Strike action is likely to paralyse production at both Springvale, Belfast and Larne production sites Unite has notified management of a series of dates for a campaign of industrial action at Caterpillar in Northern Ireland. The first strike will occur … Continue reading

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Caterpillar must engage fully in redundancy consultation as Unite seeks to mitigate job losses

While Caterpillar global profits exceed $17 billion last year, the business’ corporate management seeks to impose a penny-pinching caps on voluntary redundancy offered to Larne workforce George Brash, Unite Regional Officer challenged Caterpillar management to engage meaningfully in the ongoing … Continue reading

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Caterpillar’s announcement of plans for up to 700 job losses is a devastating blow to Northern Ireland manufacturing and Larne area economy

Union blasts decision as a ‘scandalous’ profit grab at expense of workers in Northern Ireland as production is set to be outsourced to India Urgent action needed from Stormont must use all available economic and political levers to safeguard highly-skilled … Continue reading

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