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Kingspan’s Springvale EPS site at Ballyclare, Antrim to close with loss of 23 jobs

Site is still profitable but management’s attitude is ‘to hell with the small group of staff’ who operate it Closure comes as Kingspan proceeds with euro 255 purchase of a leading insulation company in Denmark Springvale EPS Ltd, a subsection of … Continue reading

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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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Northern Ireland Executive must bring forward ambitious industrial programme to secure vital manufacturing skillsbase

Northern Ireland’s industrial sector highly exposed to global shocks from Covid-19 pandemic Investment needed now to secure ‘at risk’ skills base if Northern Ireland is to seize opportunities for future growth Jackie Pollock, Regional Secretary for Unite, called on the Ministers … Continue reading

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Workers at Allied Bakeries vote to accept improved pay offer and end industrial action

Result confirms that union-organised workforces can win Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer for Unite, commended the workforce at Allied Bakeries in Northern Ireland whose decisive and powerful strike action on Sunday won a significantly improved pay offer which was subsequently … Continue reading

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Call for public to back the striking Allied Bakeries workers as pickets set for Castlereagh Road site

All-out strike action to commence at Allied Bakeries from 6am tomorrow Workforce strike action seeks to lift basic pay significantly above minimum wage Susan Fitzgerald, Regional Coordinating Officer called for the public to support workers forced into taking an all-out … Continue reading

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