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Bombardier workforce hand in collective grievance over management outsourcing

Almost 3,000 workers across all five Bombardier sites in Northern Ireland have signed grievance Unite Assistant General Secretary Steve Turner has written to Alain Bellemare, Bombardier President and CEO seeking urgent meeting October 29th: This afternoon, the workforce handed a … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland unemployment rate increase is a concerning sign of deteriorating economy

Regional unemployment rate leaps ahead of that of the UK as a whole for first time in a year Fears of Brexit risks and failure to bring forward manufacturing strategy are factors in economic decline October 16th: Davy Thompson, Regional … Continue reading

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Workforce at Lurgan-based Radius Plastics Ltd to be balloted on strike action

Formal industrial ballot opens today after bosses refuse to address workforce concerns over pay offer terms Regional Officer warns of potential for debilitating industrial action at plant in October if management don’t reconsider their position September 3rd: Sean Smyth, regional … Continue reading

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Anger and concern among workforce at Bombardier management over further outsourcing

Without warning sell-off to ‘Lauak Group’ of France is latest incident of offshoring and outsourcing impacting jobs in Northern Ireland Bombardier corporate management should remember the determination and strength demonstrated by workers during threat to jobs from US tariffs August … Continue reading

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Jackie Pollock takes over as head of Unite in Ireland

Precarious work, low pay and Brexit among challenges identified by new Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock has succeeded Jimmy Kelly as Unite Regional Secretary.  From Belfast, Jackie Pollock has been involved in trade unionism since the 1980s, and most recently served … Continue reading

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