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Investment for future growth must follow sale of Bombardier Aerospace to Spirit Aerosystems

Skills and capacity of Bombardier manufacturing workforce is world class and has driven commercial interest   Welcoming the announcement of the sale of Bombardier’s Aerospace manufacturing operation to aerospace components manufacturer Spirit Aero Systems, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Today’s deal will … Continue reading

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Bamford acquisition of Wrightbus must lead to greatest number of workers returning to building buses

Union calls for wider investment to lock-in Ballymena’s status as manufacturing skills hub into the long-term Unite Regional Officer for Wrightbus, George Brash, welcomed confirmation from the administrators of the former bus manufacturer, Deloitte, that they had been bought by … Continue reading

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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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