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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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Stormont must act on manufacturing threat after latest announcement of job losses by Sensata

Decision to make redundant 160 workers in Antrim comes only months after plans to close Sensata Carrickfergus was announced Stormont must establish a Manufacturing Taskforce to roll-out a proactive Industrial programme to secure jobs, skills and a future for industry … Continue reading

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Secretary of State challenged over government inaction on Harland & Wolff as trade unionists rally at shipyard gates

Speakers at rally reiterate call for nationalisation and contrast government inaction with leadership shown by workforce and trade union movement Secretary of State for NI, Julian Smith MP grilled over failure to safeguard jobs at Harland and Wolff and the … Continue reading

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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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