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Moy Park workers need assurance over future as company set for resale by JBS

Political leaders have a responsibility to ensure business is not subject to corporate asset-stripping by venture capitalists Any new owners must respect rights of the three thousand Unite members among workforce in Northern Ireland June 20th: Unite Regional Officer, Sean … 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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Levy will lead to sub-standard Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy would penalise employers who already provide upskilling and subsidise ‘cut-cost’ training UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements March 31st: Speaking after an influential committee of MPs … Continue reading

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Schivo NI, formerly Maydown Precision Engineering, enters receivership, its closure is latest blow to North West industrial base

Company that formerly employed eighty-five closes its doors, ending fifty years manufacturing activity on Maydown site Union expresses outrage at Schivo which has left workers to seek minimum statutory redundancy pay from Department March 30th: Chair of Unite’s Executive Council … Continue reading

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