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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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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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#backBombardierjobs delegation to address Belfast City Council ahead of vote on C Series motion

Workers from across Bombardier’s five production sites in Northern Ireland will gather this evening at Belfast city hall ahead of a vote on a motion seeking support for the union’s #backBombardierjobs campaign. A delegation of three workplace reps will address … Continue reading

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Time for an industrial strategy that will safeguard jobs and skills in Northern Ireland

If Northern Ireland parties won’t act – UK government must intervene and bring forward effective industrial strategy Government must adopt interventionist approach to safeguard Northern Ireland jobs and skills Following the announcement of more than five hundred job losses in … Continue reading

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Schlumberger announce plans to close Newtownabbey site with loss of more than 220 jobs

Concern that closure proposal is an unjustified attempt to lower costs at workers’ expense Unite will seek explanation why Northern Ireland site will be closed as opposed to other locations October 26th: Susan Fitzgerald, Unite Regional Industrial Officer, reacted to … Continue reading

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