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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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Hard Brexit failure threatens thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland

Conservative party clearly fails to understand scale of challenges posed to Northern Ireland’s economy Recent statements by Tory negotiating team reinforces urgency for a functioning local Executive to defend Northern Ireland’s interests March 16th: Unite Ireland Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, has … Continue reading

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Levy will degrade Apprenticeships and should not be extended to Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Levy threatens to penalise employers who already provide upskilling to workforce UK-wide target of three million apprenticeships a year unrealistic and will undermine quality and number of genuine placements January 31st: Speaking the day after his union organised a … Continue reading

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