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National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to get serious about decent training for young workers and our economy

Apprenticeship levy has not worked in Northern Ireland, we need a return to an employment-led, partnership approach to skills Young workers must receive decent pay and conditions from day one in a workplace apprenticeship with a firm expectation of a … Continue reading

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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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IPPR Commission on Economic Justice report identifies key challenges for Northern Ireland’s economy

High-powered report highlights growing geographical and income gaps within UK economy Findings reinforce need for a functioning Executive to deliver a progressive and radical agenda for change September 6th: Jackie Pollock, Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite, responded to the interim … Continue reading

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Bombardier’s Belfast workforce overwhelmingly agree multi-annual pay deal

Unite hopes pay deal will stabilise company’s presence in Northern Ireland and allow for future employment growth June 15th: Davy Thompson, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite expressed his hopes that the pay deal agreed by the union’s membership will safeguard … Continue reading

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Unite Policy Conference: Remarks by Jackie Pollock introducing Industrial Strategy debate

Introducing the debate on pensions at Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy Conference in Belfast, Deputy Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said: I would like to open this debate focussing on the strengths of Northern Ireland industry. All too often we are forced … Continue reading

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