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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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Derry and Strabane city deal will be judged ultimately on the decent jobs it delivers

Union issues call for investment to be directed at manufacturing sector, education and skills development Unite Regional Officer, Liam Gallagher, issued the following reaction on behalf of his union to the recently announced Derry and Strabane city deal. “We welcome … Continue reading

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Bombardier bosses must remove threat of compulsory redundancies hanging over Northern Ireland workforce

Up to a hundred compulsory redundancies planned despite large numbers having their applications for voluntary redundancy rejected Workforce are questioning why Northern Ireland sites are facing the threat of compulsory redundancy while in Canada workers are being ‘reclassified’ rather than … 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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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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